Shatema Threadcraft on the spectacular and the mundane

On Thursday I had a chance to participate for the first time in the seminar of LSE Political Theory Group. And to listen to Shatema Threadcraft’s extremely interesting and insightful talk about the complicated relation between spectacular black deaths and more ‘mundane’ crimes perpetrated mostly against black women in the US.

Having just read Shatema’s 2016 book – entitled ‘Intimate Justice: The Black Female Body and the Body Politic” – I was very interested in her theoretical approach. And after the seminar I had a pleasure of talking with her about that. (And my copy of the book has now a wonderful dedication from the author.)

It was a very enjoyable evening with a diverse, international group of fellow political theorists. I wonder if there is any other place but London when you can get it?

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