On April 5-6, 2019 RiVAL was among the hosts of a two-day symposium at the University of Sussex on the topic of "Finance Capital and the Ghosts of Empire" which brought together artists, activists and academics. For more information, visit: http://rival.lakeheadu.ca/ghostsofempire/
This inaugural panel begins with a dialogue between K-Sue Park and Jerome Roos on the topic of "Race, colonialism and debt, past and present"
K-Sue Park is the Critical Race Studies Fellow at UCLA School of Law for 2017-2019. She was previously an Equal Justice Works Fellow from 2015-2017, during which time she investigated predatory mortgage lending schemes and practiced foreclosure and eviction defense in the El Paso office of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. Her scholarship examines the creation of the American real estate system and the historical connections between property law, immigration law, and American Indian law.
Jerome Roos is a Fellow in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics, and founding editor of ROAR Magazine. His first book, Why Not Default? The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt, is now out from Princeton University Press.