Michael Levien, Sociology, John Hopkins, “Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India”

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Girvetz 2320

John Hopkins Sociology Professor Levien will discuss his research on the consequences of land dispossession for development, social inequality, and democratic politics. His work draws upon an ethnography of villages in Rajasthan displaced for a Special Economic Zone, illustrating the exclusionary trajectory of capitalism driving dispossession in contemporary India. This event is co-sponsored by the Orfalea Center’s Political Economy and Development Research Hub. Part of the Blum Center for Global Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development’sDevelopment Across Time and Place: New Scholarship, Critical Perspectives Series, bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines to interrogate the history and legacies of development.