New battlefields: How Do Bodies Negotiate Between States and Corporations in Neoliberalism

By Menghang Wu (Department of Dance)

The research on neoliberalism has grown in impact in recent decades. In the May 2021 conference “Worlds in Contention: Race, Neoliberalism, and Injustice,” a group of scholars from interdisciplinary fields presented their research on the embodiment and mobility of capitalism and neoliberalism all over the world. Their studies stressed the affect and resilience of racialized communities. No matter whether located in Asia, Latin America, or East Europe, neoliberalism penetrates and crosses borders and reforms the geography of these areas. The presentations dove into the topic through different perspectives of neoliberalism, focusing on dimensions like race, gender, class, nature, and society. Continue reading