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Megan Thomas "Lascars, Sepoys, and the Traveling Labor of British Empire (Manila, 1762-4)"


May 13, 2015 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Stevenson Fireside Lounge | Free

Megan Thomas’ research focuses on the British forces that occupied Manila in 1762 just as East India Company rule in the subcontinent began. She traces their composition, the conditions under which they labored, and the strategies they employed for what they can tell us about the British empire in and around the Indian Ocean.

Megan Thomas is an Associate Professor of Politics at UC Santa Cruz.


Spring 2015 Colloquium Series
April 8, 2015 – Neloufer de Mel: “The ‘Perethaya’s’ Fury: Ethical Frameworks and Zones of Justice in Post-War Sri Lanka”
April 15, 2015 – Karen de Vries: “Queer Storytelling, Secular Religion, and the Anthropocene Blues”
April 22, 2015 – T.J. Demos: “Rights of Nature: The Art and Politics of Earth Jurisprudence”
April 29, 2015 – Brian Connolly: “The Curse of Canaan: A Fantasy of Race in the Nineteenth-Century United States”
May 6, 2015 – Joshua Dienstag: “The Human Boundary: Democracy in a Post-Species Age”
May 13, 2015 – Megan Thomas: “Lascars, Sepoys, and the Traveling Labor of British Empire (Manila, 1762-4)”
May 20, 2015 – Jonathan Beller: “The Computational Unconscious”
May 27, 2015 – John Modern: “Toward a Religious History of Cognitive Science”


May 13, 2015
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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Center for Cultural Studies


Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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