The Fisher Center speaker, Vijay Prashad, will not be on campus today, Nov. 13. His visit has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, in the Geneva Room.
Associate Professor of International Studies at Trinity College Vijay Prashad will present “The Darker Nations: Polyculturalism and Empire” as the final talk in this semester's Fisher Center lecture series, with the theme “Global Education, Educating Globally.”
Prashad will examine how the cultural politics of imperialism serves to obscure and deny cultures as intertwined with one another. This notion, often called multiculturalism, flies in the face of counter-approaches, such as those from the Caribbean and West Asia. Prashad's research draws on examples of how working class people in the time of Empire have struggled against this more static notion of multiculturalism.
Prashad is the author of two books, “Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting” and “Karma of Brown Folk,” recognized by the Village Voice as among the top 25 books of the year. He also writes frequently in South Asian and North American periodicals, and on the Web.