MSAS/ASC Seminar: HT22, week 8: Corruption

Conveners: Miles Larmer and Nayanika Mathur

Speakers: Rui Verde and Rafael Marques (Oxford and Maka Angola), Malini Ranganathan (American University)

Malini Ranganathan is Associate Professor at the School of International Service and a faculty affiliate of the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies at American University in Washington, DC. A critical geographer by training, her research focuses broadly on the political economy and discourse of “land grabs” in urban India. She studies how caste, class, and environmental injustices are historically reproduced through land grabs, and how legal, slum, and anti-corruption activism challenges them. Her book titled “Corruption Plots: Stories, Ethics, and Publics of the Late Capitalist City,” coauthored with David Pike and Sapana Doshi, is forthcoming with Cornell University Press. She is also working on a second book manuscript on the political ecology of caste, land, and labor in Bengaluru, India.

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