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'Blackscapes: Urban Precarity, State Violence and Insurgent Politics in a Zone of Nonbeing' with Dr Jamie Amparo Alves (and Dr Megan McElhone as discussant and chair)

Venue: Online

If possible, attendees are requested to read the following article, which is open access and can be found here:

About The Speaker

Dr Jamie Amparo Alves earned a Ph.D. and a Master Degree in Social Anthropology & African Diaspora Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A in Journalism from the Universidade de Ribeirão Preto.  Before the current appointment at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he taught Cultural Anthropology and Latin American Politics at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York and Anthropology of (Post)Conflict/Anthropology of War in the Center for African Diaspora Studies at Universidad Icesi. He was also a postdoctoral researcher at the Africana Research Center (Penn State) and at the Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais/Unesp-Araraquara. Dr Alves’s arena of activism includes public journalism, prison/police abolition, and racial justice in Brazil, Colombia and the United States. As a freelancer journalist, he has collaborated with alternative media outlets including The Black Agenda Report, Open Democracy, LaSillaVacia, Adital, Observatorio da Imprensa, Jornal Brasil de Fato, among others.

Race and Justice Series

This event is part of the Department of Criminology’s Race and Justice Series and is supported by the by the British Society of Criminology's Race Matters Network. For further information, please contact the event organiser and Race Matters Network co-coordinator Dr Monish Bhatia (

This event is open to the public and free to attend however booking is required via this page. The event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams a free to access platform.

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