Jubilee Lecture: Racial Banishment - The Housing Question in Postcolonial America

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Brusewitz salen, Gamla torget
  • Lecturer: Ananya Roy, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare, and Geography and The Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Inequality and Democracy at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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  • Organiser: Institute for Housing and Urban Research
  • Contact person: Ulrika Wahlberg
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A jubilee Lecture to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF). The audience is invited to mingle after the lecture. The lecture will be held in English.


This talk is concerned with dispossession and displacement in the contemporary American metropolis. Eschewing familiar vocabularies of eviction and gentrification, I emphasize processes of state-instituted violence against targeted bodies and communities.  Conceptualizing such dispossession as racial banishment, I situate the contemporary housing question within the long histories of racial capitalism and a postcolonial critique of liberal democracy.