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Kelvin Santiago-Valles

Kelvin Santiago Valles

Office: LT 309
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Research and teaching interests have focused on global labor-racial formation, political economy, and social regulation in the world-system. His first book was "Subject People" and Colonial Discourses: Economic Transformation and Social Disorder in Puerto Rico, 1898-1947 (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994), is currently finishing two book manuscripts:  one tentatively titled "Race," Labor, and Empire:  Global-Racial Regimes in the Historical Long-Term and the other tentatively titled Race-Making in World-Historical Perspective:  Social Regulation in the Spanish Atlantic, 1650-1870.He has also published numerous book chapters and journal articles, as well as taught courses, that address: regulatory apparatuses (penal discipline in particular); the multiple social resistances to hegemonic forms of domination and exploitation (especially, the criminal justice system); worldwide structures of meaning and the conceptual-methodological frameworks used to study such structures; Caribbean, Latin American, and U.S. Latina/o studies; the African diaspora and critical race theories/critical legal studies; urban studies, visual culture, and the social production of space; as well as gender and sexuality; all this from long-term/large-scale perspectives.

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Last Updated: 3/10/14