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The Global Studies and Geography Department Co-Hosts a Lecture with Dr. Mona Domosh, Professor of Geography, Dartmouth College

On Monday, April 15, 2019, Dr. Mona Domosh, Professor of Geography, Dartmouth College, gave an engaging talk titled “Practicing Development in the Jim Crow South”. This event was co-sponsored with Hofstra’s Cultural Center and in collaboration with Mu Kappa, Hofstra's Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Geographical Honors Society.

Drawing on a range of works that extends from gendered historical analyses of colonialism to critical histories of development, and based on archival research in Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi, Dr. Mona Domosh argued that what we now call international development – a form of hegemony different from but related to colonialism – needs to be understood not only as a geopolitical tool of the Cold War, but also as a technique of governance that took shape within the realm of the domestic and through a racialized gaze.  She presented this view by tracing some of the key elements of US international development practices in the postwar era to a different time and place: the American South, a region considered “undeveloped” in the first decades of the 20th century, and the agricultural extension practices that targeted the rural farm home and farm women, particularly African-American women.

Visit our Flickr page to view additional photos from the event.