PROF. MICHAEL HANCHARD
Speaker Event on Saturday September 19th, 11 AM PT. Come check it out!
In his recent publication, “The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracies,” Professor Michael Hanchard cracks the ideas behind the egalitarian characteristics of democracy that are often complicated by ethno-national groups, races, or religions that have proclaimed a right to rule, taking a classical approach to analyzing slavery. Professor Hanchard has dedicated his career to studying and conducting research in the area of comparative politics with an interest in themes encompassing nationalism, racism, xenophobia, and citizenship within contemporary political theory. His field work has led him to many corners of the world including Brazil, the United Kingdom, Cuba, Colombia, Ghana, Italy, and Jamaica. Additionally, Professor Hanchard has channeled his passion for political dynamics by serving as the Director of the Marginalized Populations Project at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Africana Studies. This project is a collaborative research initiative designed to explore political comparisons between populations with unequal, minimal or non-existent state protections and national governments. As of late, Professor Hanchard has been continuing his commendable work by serving as the Gustav C. Kuemmerle Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. To learn more about the incredible journey that has led Professor Hanchard to receive awarded grants and fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, bring a friend and join the ARE project for an interview on September 19th!