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Peter Stamatov

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Yale University (USA)

Biography

Peter Stamatov (Ph.D. UCLA, 2006) is sociologist and author of the award-winning The Origins of Global Humanitarianism: Religion, Empire, and Advocacy (Cambridge University Press, 2013). His other work includes several academic articles studying from a historical perspective topics like social movements, ethnicity and nationalism, and art and politics. Currently, he is finishing a book manuscript entitled Contested Profits of Empire that examines the genesis of movements for economic justice within the context of the British Empire. Another projects investigates the emergence and continuing effects of two distinct institutional regimes of human diversity in Franco-Iberia and Anglo-Dutch empires: two historical regimes that inform contemporary notions of "race".

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