"Light Water Capitalism: Empires of Nuclear Things"


Monday, February 14, 2022, 3:45pm


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"Light Water Capitalism: Empires of Nuclear Things"
Jayita Sarkar, Assistant Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

Grad Student Commentator: Marino Auffant, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University

Prof. Sarkar presents on her current project, a global history of nuclear infrastructures through histories of racial capitalism, empire, and decolonisation from the 1890s to the 1990s. She studies the role of governments, corporations, and banks in land dispossession, labor exploitation, and debt generation through nuclear technologies.