April 1-2, 2016: presenting at Cambridge University.

I'll be presenting "From Global to Transnational Justice: Bringing History and Politics Back into the Normative" as part of a workshop on Race and Empire organized by Duncan Bell at the University of Cambridge. See abstract below.

 

From Global to Transnational Justice: Bringing History and Politics Back into the Normative

 

 Abstract

 

In this paper I put forward a transnational critique of the global justice literature. I argue that the transnational character of injustice and the transnational coalitions among those marginalized within Western societies and those on the non-West are two elements that are currently not considered by global justice theorists. This is the case despite the fact that their inclusion raises important normative question for our discussion of global justice. I offer a brief history of coalition-making between the black civil rights movement and the anti-colonial movement and rely on W. E. B. Du Bois’s writings to make my normative point.