Syahirah Abdul Rahman is a Senior Lecturer in Business and Management at the Oxford Brookes Business School. She completed her doctoral studies on financial citizenship development as a lens through which to observe the spread of finance in everyday life. She is currently working in the Innovation Caucus with Innovate UK and the Economic and Social Research Council, studying the dynamics of trust, regulation and standards as institutional logics in innovation-led growth and productivity.

Ilias Alami is a political economist and Marie Curie Fellow based at Uppsala University. He is the author of Money Power and Financial Capital in Emerging Markets. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of the political economy of money and finance, development and international capital flows, state capitalism and race/class/coloniality.

Gargi Bhattacharyya's books include Rethinking Racial Capitalism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), Crisis, Austerity and Everyday Life (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Dangerous Brown Men (Zed, 2008).

Clea Bourne is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research explores how twenty-first-century economies and markets are mediatized through various actors, practices and discourses. Clea is author of Trust, Power and Public Relations in Financial Markets, and has published widely in a range of journals, including New Media and Society and American Behavioral Scientist, as well as various edited collections.

Ashley Cordes (Coquille) is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Utah. Her research lies at the intersection of Indigenous studies, digital media and cultural studies. Her recent research in these areas has been published in journals such as Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication and Feminist Media Studies. She serves as Chair of the Culture and Education Committee of the Coquille Nation.

Catherine Comyn a researcher at Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA) and a PhD student at King’s College London. She is the author of The Financial Colonisation of Aotearoa (ESRA, 2022). With roots in historical materialism and critical theory, her research concerns finance capital, colonization and their intersections.

Eve Dickson is a Research Fellow at the University College London Social Research Institute. She was a member of the activist group NELMA (North East London Migrant Action), which campaigned to defend the rights of all migrants and ran an accompanying scheme for people with no recourse to public funds (NRPF). She also worked as a policy officer for Project 17, an organization providing advice and support to migrant families with NRPF.

Jacquelene Drinkall is Lecturer in Art at the School of Creative Arts and Media (CAM) Inveresk, University of Tasmania and is affiliated with Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art through recent collaborations with Warren Neidich. She has exhibited in Riga Triennale (Latvia), Articulate Gallery (Sydney), Sawtooth Gallery (Launceston) and in 2022 is showing at Outerspace ARI (Brisbane) and in a Venice Biennale pop-up exhibition. She holds BA University Medal and MA (Research) in Visual Art, and a PhD in Art History and Theory. Her recent publications are included in Leonardo Electronic Almanac, The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism and

Alessandra Ferrini is a London-based artist-filmmaker and Arts and Humanities Research Council/Techne PhD candidate at the University of the Arts London. Experimenting with the expansion and hybridization of the documentary film, her research questions the legacies of Italian colonialism and Fascism. Exhibitions include Manifesta 12 Film Programme and 13 Paralléles du Sud, Sharjah Film Platform, Istanbul Biennal collateral, 2nd Lagos Biennal, Villa Romana.

Paul Robert Gilbert is a Senior Lecturer in International Development at the University of Sussex. His research focuses on environmental violence and extractive industries, for-profit development contractors and critical pedagogies in international development/development studies.

Max Haiven is a writer and teacher and Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice. His most recent books are Art after Money, Money after Art: Creative Strategies against Financialization (2018) and Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts (2020). Haiven is editor of VAGABONDS, a series of short, radical books from Pluto Press. He teaches at Lakehead University, where he co-directs the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL).

Laura Anne Kalba is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is the author of Color in the Age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art (Penn State University Press, 2017), winner of the 2018 Charles Rufus Morey Prize from the College Art Association and 2016–17 Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies. Kalba is currently working on a study of how images, objects and places encoded and enacted shifting notions of economic value from the Railway Mania of the 1840s to First World War.

Zenia Kish is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tulsa, and earned her PhD in American Studies at New York University. Her work examines the intersections of finance, food, development and digital media studies. She is co-editor of the forthcoming anthology #FoodInstagram: Identity, Influence, and Negotiation, and Reviews and Commentaries Editor at the Journal of Cultural Economy. Her current book project examines the media cultures of philanthrocapitalism.

Alysse Kushinski is an interdisciplinary media scholar whose work sits at the intersection of critical theory, aesthetics and visual and material culture. She holds a PhD in Communication and Culture from York University, Canada and was most recently a postdoctoral researcher at Artefact Lab in the Department of Communication at the Université de Montréal.

Tracy Lassiter is an Associate Professor of English at the University of New Mexico-Gallup. Her research areas include petrofiction and postcolonial studies, comics/graphic novels, pedagogy and information literacy. She has previously published on extractive practices in Imaginations and Energy in Literature (ed. Paula Anca Farca, True Heart Press, 2015).

Linsey Ly is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her dissertation, ‘Architectures of Absence’, examines the accumulation of modern ghost cities in China and their convergence with rare earths mining as a process terraforming the industrial north into a palimpsest of spectral/spectacular landscapes.

Felix Mantz is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at California State University San Marcos. His research interests include coloniality/decoloniality, anti-systemic resistance, critical pedagogies, and radical political ecology. Felix's recent work focuses on the reproduction of and resistance against colonial relations to land and ecologies in Tanzania. He is also researching global food systems and educational models that present alternatives to the Westernized and modern university.

Kathryn Medien is a Lecturer in Sociology at the Open University. Her main research interests include global histories of imperialism and empire, feminist theory and anti-colonial thought.

Johnna Montgomerie is a Professor of International Political Economy at King's College London. Her research addresses debt in the era of financialization and the gendered political economy of monetary and fiscal policy since the 2008 financial crisis.

Oded Nir is a scholar of Israeli culture and critical theory. His first book, Signatures of Struggle (SUNY 2018) is a materialist history of Israeli fiction. His essays have been published in Criticism, Prooftexts, Rethinking Marxism and other journals. Oded is the editor of the peer-reviewed quarterly CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture.

Holly Eva Katherine Randell-Moon is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Indigenous Australian Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia. Her research focuses on settler coloniality, cultural geography, digital infrastructure and biopower. With Ryan Tippet, she is co-editor of Security, Race, Biopower: Essays on Technology and Corporeality (2016, Palgrave Macmillan). She co-edits the Somatechnics journal.

Rachel Rosen is an Associate Professor at the University College London Social Research Institute. Her research focuses on unequal childhoods, stratified social reproduction and families in precarious migranthood. She was a member of NELMA, an activist group that campaigned to defend the rights of all migrants and challenged injustices towards families with NRPF (no recourse to public funds).

Christian Rossipal is a PhD candidate in Cinema Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. His research and teaching interests include media, migration and coloniality. Christian is a member of the artist-activist collective Noncitizen.

Debbie Samaniego is a PhD candidate in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex. She is a Marshall Scholar who completed her MA in International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. Her research focuses on the intersections of migration, indigeneity, resistance and coloniality/decoloniality in the Americas.

Jon Schubert is a political and economic anthropologist working on neo-authoritarian statecraft and the impact of transnational capitalism in Angola and Mozambique. He is the author of Working the System. A Political Ethnography of the New Angola (Cornell University Press, 2017) and SNF Eccellenza Professor for urban and political anthropology in the Division of Urban Studies at the University of Basel.

Kehinde Sorinmade studied Health and Social Care at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London. She is a support worker aspiring to be a midwife nurse. She was a member of NELMA, a campaigning and support organization that challenged injustices towards families with NRPF (no recourse to public funds).

Ben Stork holds a PhD in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society and is a contingent faculty member in Seattle University's Film Studies programme. His scholarship and teaching focus on the relation between moving images, politics and aesthetics. His most recent work argues for the political importance of aesthetics in understanding digital videos of police violence.

Maria Dyveke Styve is a Max Weber Fellow at the Department of History and Civilisation at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy where she is conducting research on the New International Economic Order. Her research interests span the political economy of development and the extractive industries, South African history, dependency theory, decolonial epistemologies, racial capitalism, critical race theory and economic history.

Imre Szeman is inaugural Director of the Institute for Environment, Conservation, and Sustainability and Professor of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is author (most recently) of On Petrocultures: Globalization, Culture, and Energy (2019) and is working on The Future of the Sun, a book examining corporate and state control of the transition to renewables.

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The entangled legacies of empire

Race, finance and inequality


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