White Nationalism from Trumpism and Beyond
CAPA Conversations: Climate Change, Race, and Displacement—Spring 2021
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | This talk will explore the 21st century expansion of the far right in the United States, with attention to the emergence of the alt-right on the internet in the 2010s, and to the growing presence of white nationalism, the recent intensification of paramilitary groups, and the dissemination of dangerous conspiracy theories. We will trace the history of the far right to today, and consider the future of extremism in the United States.
Alexandra Minna Stern is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan, where she also holds appointments in the Departments of History, Women's Studies, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She directs the Sterilization and Social Justice Lab, an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research team that is reconstructing and analyzing the history of eugenics and sterilization in four U.S. states (Michigan, North Carolina, Iowa, and California). Her research has focused on the history of eugenics, genetics, society, and justice in the United States and Latin America. Her recent book, Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate (2019), applies the lenses of historical analysis, feminist studies, and critical race studies to deconstructing the core ideas of the alt-right and white nationalism.
Co-sponsored by Environmental Studies