Dr. Catherine Besteman will be speaking on her most recent publication, “Militarized Global Apartheid.” Catherine Besteman offers a sweeping theorization of the ways in which countries from the global north are reproducing South Africa’s apartheid system on a worldwide scale to control the mobility and labor of people from the global south. Exploring the different manifestations of global apartheid, Besteman traces how militarization and securitization reconfigure older forms of white supremacy and deploy them in new contexts to maintain this racialized global order. Dr. Besteman has taught anthropology and African studies at Colby College since 1994. Her research focuses on racism, immigration and mobility, inequality, and social transformation—topics she has studied in South Africa, Somalia, and the United States. She recently received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies for her research on Somali refugees in the United States. She has authored seven books and over 40 articles.
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This event was first published on March 2, 2021 and last updated on March 4, 2021.