Chandan Reddy is an associate professor in the departments of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and the Comparative History of Ideas at the University of Washington. There, he teaches courses on racial capitalism, settler and overseas colonialism, sexuality, and US Modernity. He is coeditor (with Jodi Byrd, Alyosha Goldstein, and Jodi Melamed) of the Social Text special issue “Economies of Dispossession: Indigeneity, Race, Capitalism” (June 2018), which addresses the ways financialization, debt, and expropriation work today through social relations already configured and disposed by imperial conquest and racial capitalism. His book Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the US State (2011) analyzes how the nation-state’s claim to provide freedom from violence depends on its systematic deployment of violence against peoples perceived as non-normative and irrational. The discussion will be moderated by Sohum Pal ‘20.