Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Speaker: Dr. Roopali Mukherjee, “Cadillac Consumer: Black Material Culture and the Care of the Racial Self”

cover, Roopali Mukherjee and Saran Banet-Weiser, eds., Commodity Activism: Cultural Resistance in Neoliberal TimesThe Georgia State University Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (formerly the Women’s Studies Institute) proudly announces the final speaker in their 2012-2013 Speakers Series, on the theme of “Progressive Cool, Inc.: The Commodification of Progressive Politics.”

Dr. Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor at Queens college, CUNY, New York, will be speaking on Thursday, April 11, 2013, on “Cadillac Consumer: Black Material Culture and the Care of the Racial Self.”

Dr. Mukherjee is the author of Racial Order of Things: Cultural Imaginaries of the Post-Soul Era (2006) and co-editor with Sarah Banet-Weiser with Commodity Activism: Cultural Resistance in Neoliberal Times (2012).

Dr. Mukherjee’s talk will be held on Thursday, April 11, at 4:30 pm in the Special Collections Room, Library South 8th Floor. This talk is co-sponsored by the Departments of Communication and African American Studies. It is free and open to the public. Please contact Andrew Reisinger with any questions.

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