Caste Matters


Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Suraj Yengde in conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, HKS; Suzanne Young Murray Professor, Radcliffe.

Suraj Yengde is an award-winning scholar and activist from India. Suraj is the author of the bestselling book Caste Matters, and a postdoctoral fellow for the Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability Initiative at the Shorenstein Center. Suraj is India’s first Dalit Ph.D. holder from an African university (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) in the nation’s history, and a published author in the field of Caste, Race, Ethnicity studies, and inter-regional labor migration in the global south. Suraj also holds a research associate position with the department of African and African American Studies, and a Non-resident fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. Currently, he is involved in developing a critical theory of Dalit and Black Studies.