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VIRTUAL Identity Politics in the Wake of the US Capitol Insurrection: Where Does America Go Now?

30 March 2021, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Rioters at the US Capitol, 2021, img credit Tyler Merbler via Wikimedia Commons

The IAS and UCL Centre on US Politics (CUSP) are pleased to host this panel discussion. With Candis Watts Smith (Penn State), Katie Gaddini (UCL), LaGina Gause (UCSD), Mike Jason and Kerry L. Haynie (Duke). Chaired by Adam Harris (UCL).

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The insurrection at the US Capitol laid bare many of the identity conflicts that have worsened in America over the past four years. Although optimists have expressed hope that such tensions will ease in the post-Trump era, sceptics argue that the pent-up frustrations that gave rise to the Capitol insurrection will not dissipate quickly—and could even worsen during Joe Biden’s administration. What do recent events mean for race relations in America? Was Trump a cause of the empowerment of white nationalism or a symptom? Can the new president cure deeply entrenched divides over identity that continue to afflict the US? In this panel, leading experts will examine these and other pressing questions. 

With panellists Candis Watts Smith (Penn State), Katie Gaddini (UCL), LaGina Gause (UCSD), Mike Jason and Kerry L. Haynie (Duke). Chaired by Adam Harris (UCL)

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Image credit: Tyler Merbler, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons