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March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Deepika Bahri, Professor in the English Department at Emory University, will present a lecture entitled “Postcolonial Biology” related to her recent book, Postcolonial Biology: Psyche and Flesh after Empire (U of Minnesota Press, 2017).
This event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Department of English and the George A. Smathers Libraries.
Postcolonial Biology uses theories of neurobiological plasticity, embodied cognition, and epigenetics to explore the impact of imperial domination on colonized bodies and minds, and their ongoing transformation in today’s global order. Moving beyond “North/South” thinking, the book power examines questions of power over life and lifeways in the relay from colonialism to a late capitalist, consumption-driven world under new forms of empire in all societies.