Hybrid Discussion – Power, Politics, and Belonging: The Lasting Impacts of Colonialism

Saturday 15 June 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm BST, online and London, UK


Politics of power and wealth have had a huge impact on the structuring of inequalities across the globe. As the racial and ethnic inequalities that we see today stem from centuries of discrimination and marginalisation, in order to tackle them, we will need to understand how they have been embedded in the very structures of our societies.

We discuss examples of racial and ethnic inequalities from the 19th century to the present day in an attempt to unravel the legacy of past injustices and investigate the link between power, politics, and belonging.

Meet our speakers and chair:

Neil Cummins (@NJCummins) is Professor of Economic History in the Department of Economic History at LSE. He works at the intersection of “big data” and economic history to exploit recently digitised historical genealogical data and answer questions about the origin of modern economic and demographic behaviour.

Leah Eryenyu (@ironladey) is Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity and feminist political economy analyst with more than 10 years’ experience working on women’s rights and gender justice issues across Africa. Her work engages with macro-level economic policy in the fields of public finance, reproductive justice, and labour rights.

Maël Lavenaire is a Research Fellow in Racial Inequality at the LSE International Inequalities Institute, who works in the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme. Maël specialises in colonial history with a sociohistorical approach to social change in the American/Caribbean post-slavery societies from the abolitions of slavery in the 19th century to these days.

Sara Camacho-Felix (@SFelix18) is an Assistant Professor (Education) and Programme Lead for the Atlantic Fellows in Social and Economic Equity programme.  Her research and teaching focuses on reflexive pedagogies in higher education, the study of racial capitalism, and de/coloniality of knowledge.


Find more information and book your free place here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/LSE-Festival/2024/0615/colonialism?_gl=1*18orebc*_ga*MjEzODYxMDY5NC4xNjk1OTI2NTQy*_ga_LWTEVFESYX*MTcxNjk5OTYzNS4xMC4xLjE3MTcwMDAyMTguNTAuMC4w

This event will be held online and at Marshall Building, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, UK.

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