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12:00 pm

International Debt Resistance: talk by Dr. Z. Fareen Parvez

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Resistance Studies Initiative Spring Webinar Speaker Series: Distinguished researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues

Dr. Z. Fareen Parvez is Associate Professor of Sociology and Senior Research Scholar with the UMass Resistance Studies Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a 2019-20 member of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton. She is the author of Politicizing Islam: the Islamic Revival in France and India (Oxford University Press, 2017) and is currently researching the political economy of debt in marginalized Muslim and Dalit communities in India.

Abstract: Debt resistance has a long and ancient history but has recently risen to the forefront of contemporary resistance movements in many places across the world. This talk will give an overview of different modes of challenging debt and its ideologies, focusing on the issue of household debt and highlighting research conducted among marginalized communities in India.

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