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Robin D. G. Kelley and Peter Linebaugh on American Thanatocracy— Conjecture at the Howard Zinn Book Fair

Trinity Social Justice Institute

In this special episode, co-host Christina Heatherton moderates a conversation between historians Robin D. G. Kelley and Peter Linebaugh about their work on racism, capital, and punishment.

This episode was co-produced with the Howard Zinn Book Fair.

Conjuncture is a web series and podcast curated and co-produced by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton with support of the Trinity Social Justice Institute.

It features interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and public intellectuals. Taking its title from Antonio Gramsci and Stuart Hall’s conceptualization, it highlights the struggles over the meaning and memory of particular historical moments.

Christina Heatherton is Elting Associate Professor of American Studies and Human Rights and Founding Co-Director of the Social Justice Institute at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Robin D. G. Kelley is Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Peter Linebaugh is a historian and the author of The Magna Carta Manifesto; The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day; and Stop, Thief!, among many others, and the co-author, with Marcus Rediker, of The Many-Headed Hydra.