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Debt Working Group | Feminist Challenges to Debt in Puerto Rico

Marisol Lebrón, University of California, Santa Cruz

April 19, 2023 · 5:00 pm6:30 pm · 216 Aaron Burr Hall

Humanities Council; Department of Anthropology; Program in Latin American Studies

Marisol LeBron is one of the creators of the Puerto Rico Syllabus, a digital resource for understanding the Puerto Rico debt crisis. She is the author of Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico (2019) and Against Muerto Rico: Lessons from the Verano Boricua (2021). She is also the co-editor of Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (2019).

The Debt Working Group brings together faculty, graduate students, and staff who are interested in studying debt from an interdisciplinary perspective. The group addresses issues such as the history and legitimacy of sovereign debt; the (un)sustainability and fairness of consumer debt; the logics of colonial and ecological debts; the affective valences of debt as they appear in debates about reparations/repair; debt as a language of morality and as a narratological device; the plural temporalities and spaces of debt; and debt as a tool of governance and subjectivation.

For more information and readings, please contact organizers Nicolás Sánchez-Rodríguez (Society of Fellows, Spanish and Portuguese) at nico.sanchez@princeton.edu, JahAsia Jacobs (Anthropology) at jfjacobs@princeton.edu, or Alberto E. Morales (Program in Latin American Studies, Anthropology) at alberto.morales@princeton.edu.

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