Jovan Scott Lewis, a member of the Haas Institute's Economic Disparities cluster, will be speaking on the November 17 as part of the Institute's Research to Impact colloquium series. The title of his talk is "Reparations, Deferral, and the Promissory of Poverty."
Read more about the Research to Impact series and see a list of upcoming speakers here.
Jovan Scott Lewis (Ph.D., London School of Economics) is an economic anthropologist who works in the field sites of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Montego Bay, Jamaica. His research examines the cultural mechanisms, institutional forms, and social practices through which an unequal living of, and coping with, the economy, its failures and contingencies are understood. Central to this inquiry is an exploration of contemporary inequality, which supports a generative definition of the economy in which poverty and race informs its articulation and spatial organization. Working between the US and the Caribbean, Jovan’s research endeavors toward an understanding of the political economy of inequality and race within the black diaspora.