Border walls and supply chains: Dispelling capitalisms' system effects

October 6, 2022

By Victoria Hattam (New School for Social Research) & Sanjay Ruparelia (Toronto Metropolitan)

About the speakers:

Victoria Hattam received her PhD in Political Science from MIT and teaches in the Politics Department at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Hattam has been a research fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation and a Member of the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton. Her first project on working-class formation in the United States was awarded the Schattschneider Prize from the American Political Science Association and her second major project on ethnic and racial classification in the United States received the Ralph Bunche Prize from the American Political Science Association. In 2019, Hattam co-directed the Mellon funded Sawyer Seminar on Imagined Mobilities. She is a member of the Multiple Mobilities Research Group and of the Transatlantic Mobilities Network. Recent essays have been published in Perspecta: The Yale Architecture Journal and the Borderlands Journal. Hattam is a faculty fellow at the Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility at the New School.

Dr. Sanjay Ruparelia is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Toronto Metropolitan University, and holds the Jarislowsky Democracy Chair, made possible by a generous donation from the Jarislowsky Foundation. In addition to a PhD in Politics from the University of Cambridge, Dr. Ruparelia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours-Political Science) from McGill University and a Master of Philosophy (Sociology and Politics of Development) from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University, Dr. Ruparelia was Associate Professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research. Prior to the New School, he was assistant director of the South Asia Institute, a lecturer at Columbia University, and served as a consultant to the United Nations.