Understanding Jan 6: The Far Right and the Politics of Race and Class

Daniel Martinez HoSang and Joseph Lowndes

February 15 @ 3:00-4:30pm

Contact christopher.vials@uconn.edu for Zoom link

Daniel Martinez HoSang is an Associate Professor of American Studies and of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University.  Joseph Lowndes is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon.  They are both co-authors of Producers, Parasites, and Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity (2019).

In an interview with Chris Vials, Director of UConn American Studies, the speakers will address questions such as: what deep cultural and political dynamics – above and beyond Trump — led to the events of January 6?   How has the far right shifted in recent years?   What narratives of race, class, masculinity, and violence drive contemporary right-wing movements in the United States?   How we understand the presence of people of color in the ranks of “white nationalists”?   And what is the role of neoliberalism in the rise of the far right?

Talk organized by American Studies and co-sponsored by the Institute of Asian and Asian American Studies and El Instituto.



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