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Usha Rungoo

Usha Rungoo is a native of Mauritius, and a newly-minted US permanent resident. She is completing a PhD dissertation in the departments of French and African American Studies at Yale University. She writes on postcolonial culture, the Caribbean and Indian Ocean islands, and the histories of plantation economies, slavery and other forced migrations. As a descendant of “coolies”, Indian indentured laborers who came to Mauritius to replace slaves after the abolition of slavery, Usha has a personal stake in her work on the histories of people of color. As a scholar and teacher, Usha is intentional about issues on the representation and visibility of these histories and identities.

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Adam Dileo (IGN)

There’s a deep irony in millions of Americans donning pirate costumes this Halloween to play colonial heroes of the Caribbean, while President Trump continues to ignore the suffering of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. more

Oct 27, 2017 4:51 PM , Dispatches

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