Maliha Safri, Assistant Professor of Economics at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, will give a talk titled “An Alternative Political Economy.” Join us in the Sociology Lounge (room 6112) on Friday, 26 March 2010 at 3pm. As always, the talk will be followed by a wine-and-cheese reception.
Professor Safri will tell us about her recent work with Jersey Shore Haitian and Latino community members who are in the midst of mapping the “solidarity economy” projects that are either already in existence or in the process of materializing. She argues that simultaneously theorizing and constituting a new object of policy and politics allows us to reconfigure the imaginary of economic transformation.
Professor Safri has been working in the areas of political economy, immigration, and subjectivity. She is a member of the Solidarity Economy Network and the Center for Popular Economics. Professor Safri is also associate editor of the Routledge journal Rethinking Marxism.
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