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Anti-Racism and the Classical Studies: Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Uptown Campus


Qatar Ballroom

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Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) 29 McAlister Dr, New Orleans, LA, Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), New Orleans, LA

2021–22 SLA Dean's Speaker Series:Anti-Racism and the Disciplines
Many of the liberal arts disciplines have complicated relationships to structural racism, colonialism, and/or imperialism, which arguably are structured into the “rules” of the disciplines themselves. Scholars working in those disciplines, including those featured in the series, are working to uncover those histories in the effort of thinking about and staging work for the next generation(s) of scholars.
Featuring Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Associate Professor of Classics at Princeton UniversityWhen: Monday, January 24, 2022, at 6pm (reception to follow)Where: Qatar Ballroom, LBC
Dan-el Padilla Peralta is Associate Professor of Classics at Princeton University, where he is affiliated with the Programs in Latino Studies and Latin American Studies and the University Center for Human Values. A Dominican by birth and New Yorker by upbringing, he holds degrees from Princeton, Oxford, and Stanford. He is the author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League (Penguin, 2015) and Divine Institutions: Religions and Community in the Middle Roman Republic (Princeton University Press, 2020); and he has co-edited Rome, Empire of Plunder: The Dynamics of Cultural Appropriation (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His current projects include a co-authored study of 338 BCE and the origins of Roman imperialism (under contract with Harvard University Press), A People’s History of Rome (under contract with Princeton University Press), a co-edited volume on new approaches to the Middle Roman Republic, and a co-authored book-length essay on race and racism in the disciplinary identity of Classics.

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