Visiting Speaker to Discuss Black Political Thought Tomorrow

April 19, 2013

UPDATED, April 22, 11:55 a.m. with new title for talk.

Michael Hanchard, a leading scholar in the comparative study of race and racism, will give a talk about “Edward Augustus Freeman and the Dawn of Comparative Politics: Race, Method and the Constitution of Difference” at the University of Virginia on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Bryan Hall Lounge. His talk, sponsored by the Carter G. Woodson Institute of African American and African Studies, had originally been scheduled for March, but was snowed out.

Hanchard is a political scientist at Johns Hopkins University, where he founded and directs the Racism, Immigration and Citizenship Program. His research and teaching interests combine a specialization in comparative politics with an interest in contemporary political theory, encompassing themes of nationalism, racism and xenophobia, and citizenship.

Hanchard’s publications include “Orpheus and Power: The Movimento Negro of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1945-1988” (Princeton University Press, 1994), “Racial Politics in Contemporary Brazil, editor, (Duke University Press, 1999)” and “Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought (Oxford University Press, 2006).”

Hanchard received his Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University in 1991, previously was on the faculty at Northwestern University and has held visiting scholar and professorship positions at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University, Universitaria Candido Mendes and Universidade de Sao Carlos, both in Brazil, the University of Ghana, Legon and the University of Vienna, Austria.

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