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Andy Clarno

Andy Clarno is Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  His research examines racism, capitalism, colonialism, and empire in the early 21st century.  Andy’s book, Neoliberal Apartheid (University of Chicago Press 2017), analyzes political-economic transformations in South Africa and Palestine/Israel since 1994. Through a critique of settler colonialism and racial capitalism, Neoliberal Apartheid addresses the limitations of liberation in South Africa, highlights the impact of neoliberal restructuring in Palestine/Israel, and argues that a new form of neoliberal apartheid has emerged in both regions. Andy is also coordinator of the Policing in Chicago Research Group, an activist research collective composed of faculty and graduate students at UIC. Building on long histories of struggle, communities of color in Chicago are forging powerful solidarities as they confront the criminalization of Black youth, immigration raids in Latinx neighborhoods, and the surveillance of Arab and Muslim communities.  Yet most studies of policing analyze these communities in isolation. Through an ongoing dialogue with local social movements, our research highlights the role of Big Data in facilitating coordination between local police departments, federal immigration authorities, and national security agencies.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 11

1:30pm EDT