What are we to make of increasing critical engagement with monuments and memorials as sites of racialized epistemic violence, and corresponding effort to advance equal justice and opportunity through reparative commemorative interventions? This talk explores the contentious racial politics of memorial landscapes and considers theoretical and practical aspects of monumental antiracism.
Geoff Ward is a Professor of African and African-American Studies, Sociology, and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. His scholarship focuses on the racial politics of social control and pursuit of racial justice, historically and today.
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