Practicing Development in the Jim Crow South

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 argues 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 does this by tracing some of the key elements of U.S. 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. 

SpeakerDr. Mona Domosh, Professor of Geography, Dartmouth College


In collaboration with the Mu Kappa Chapter of the international geographical honor society Gamma Theta Upsilon and the Department of Global Studies and Geography




Date: Monday, April 15, 2019

Time: 12:50-2:15 p.m.

Location: Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center


Free and open to the public


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Monday, April 15, 2019





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