Racial justice scholar and former UO prof to speak Dec. 1

Daniel HoSang and book cover

Yale University professor and former UO faculty member Daniel Martinez HoSang will discuss “A Wider Type of Freedom: How Struggles for Racial Justice Liberate Everyone” on Wednesday, Dec. 1, as the 2021-22 Lorwin Lecturer on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

The event takes place at 4 p.m. via Zoom. HoSang’s lecture is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

HoSang is an associate professor of ethnicity, race and migration, and American studies at Yale University and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Political Science as well as serving on the Education Studies Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale in 2017, HoSang was an associate professor and department head of ethnic studies and political science at the University of Oregon. View a UO Today interview with HoSang on the UO website.

His book “A Wider Type of Freedom: How Struggles for Racial Justice Liberate Everyone” provides a survey of transformative visions of racial justice in the United States. HoSang brings together stories of the social movements, intellectuals, artists and cultural formations that have centered racial justice and the abolition of white supremacy as the foundation for a universal liberation.

He taps into moments across time and place to reveal the longstanding drive toward a vision of universal emancipation. Rather than seeking “equal rights” within failed systems, he writes, these efforts generated new visions that embraced human difference, vulnerability and interdependence as core productive facets of our collective experience.

HoSang’s other publications include “Under the Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that Covid Lays Bare,” co-edited with Kimberele Crenshaw; “Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity,” co-authored with Joseph Lowndes; and “Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines,” co-edited with Kimberle Crenshaw, Luke Harris and George Lipsitz.