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Juliet Hooker
University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712-0100)

Race in U.S. African-American and Latin American Political Thought

Summer research and writing on African American and Latin American Studies, and Political Theory.

Hybrid Traditions analyzes the ideas about race of prominent 19th and 20th century U.S. African-American and Latin American thinkers. It's a philosophically grounded account of racial politics across the Americas via three pairings of one Latin American and one African-American thinker who were contemporaries: 1) Frederick Douglass and Domingo Sarmiento, 2) W. E. B. Du Bois and Jose Vasconcelos, and 3) feminist theorist Angela Davis and Afro-Brazilian intellectual Abdias do Nascimento. It argues that both philosophical traditions contain more complicated accounts of racial identity, multiracial democracy, and black freedom than previously understood. This project's transnational approach is critical to conceiving anti-racist politics in post-racial contexts, and is novel because it engages with both African-American and Latin American political thought simultaneously. It contributes to political theory/philosophy and to the fields of Latino, Latin American and African-American Studies.

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Project fields:
African American Studies; Latin American Studies; Political Theory

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2015 – 7/31/2015