Wednesday, November 10, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
via Zoom: Register to Access
The COVID Pandemic: A perfect storm of capitalist irrationality and injustice
Professor Nancy Fraser will deliver 2021 Elaine Stavro Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Theory, Politics and Gender via Zoom.
The COVID-19 pandemic has diagnosed the deepseated dysfunctionality of capitalism. The pandemic is a perfect storm that discloses all our system’s multiple, intertwined contradictions – ecological, political, social, and economic.
About Nancy Fraser
Nancy Fraser is Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor at the New School for Social Research and a member of the editorial committee of New Left Review. Trained as a philosopher, she specializes in critical social theory and political philosophy. Her newest books are Cannibal Capitalism (forthcoming from Verso in 2022), Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto, co-authored with Cinzia Arruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya (Verso, 2019 and in 24 other languages); The Old is Dying (Verso, 2019); and Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory, co-authored with Rahel Jaeggi (Polity Press 2018).
Other books include Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (2013); Scales of Justice: Reimagining Political Space for a Globalizing World (2008); and Redistribution or Recognition? A Political-Philosophical Exchange (2003) with Axel Honneth.
Fraser’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and was cited three times by the Brazilian Supreme Court (in decisions upholding marriage equality, affirmative action, and Afro-descendant collective land rights). A Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a past President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, she is the recipient of six honorary degrees, the Alfred Schutz Prize for Social Philosophy, the Nessim Habif World Prize, and the Havens/Wright Center Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship.
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