“Book Launch - Archaeology Below the Cliff: Race, Class, and Redlegs in Barbadian Sugar Society”
Dr. Matthew Reilly is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies at the Colin Powell School at The City College of New York.Dr. Reilly’s book will be discussed by Dr. Tami Navarro and Dr. Christopher Matthews.
Dr. Tami Navarro is the Associate Director for the Barnard Center for the Research on Women. Her research interests include Neoliberalism, Capital, Gender and Labor, Development, Identity Formation, Globalization/Transnationalism, Race/Racialization and Ethnicity, and Caribbean Studies. She is currently at work on a manuscript entitled Virgin Capital: Financial Services as Development in the US Virgin Islands, which explores the way in which neoliberal initiatives that advocate the freeing of markets often lead to the entrenchment of existing processes of racialization.
Dr. Christopher Matthews is a historical archaeologist and professor of anthropology at Montclair State. His research interests are the archaeology of capitalism and race in the United States and the practice of community-based research. His work is focused on sites associated with slavery and freedom, and I has directed field projects in Maryland, Louisiana, New York, and New Jersey. He is the author of two books, An Archaeology of History and Tradition and The Archaeology of American Capitalism.