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Prathama Banerjee

Elementary Aspects of the Political: Histories from the Global South
Friday, February 3, 2023
10am CST

Featuring:
Prathama Banerjee (History and Political Theory, Center for the Study of Developing Societies-CSDS, New Delhi)

Discussants:
Humberto Beck (Center for International Studies, El Colegio de México)
Murad Idris (Political Science, University of Michigan)
Rochona Majumdar (South Asian Languages & Civilizations and Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago)

Organizer:
Dilip Gaonkar (Communication Studies, Northwestern University)

Free and open to the public. On Zoom.

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Elementary Aspects of the Political: Histories from the Global South

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