The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture series, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Orfalea Endowment for the Master's Program in Global Studies.  The Colloquium Series strives to open and explore a wide range of interdisciplinary debates and their interaction and engagement with the global, hosting new guest speakers each quarter from UCSB and beyond.  The upcoming event will be hosted via Zoom on Wednesday, February 9th at 12:30pm. Zoom link is (Meeting ID: 842 4656 4996). Please see below for the featured talk:


Sérgio Costa, Entangled Inequalities

In conventional research social inequalities are often reduced to synchronic income differences between individuals. Empirically, however, social inequalities involve historical, transregional, multidimensional and intersectional entanglements. The approach ‘entangled inequalities’, developed by an interdisciplinary group of researchers based in Latin America and Germany, seeks to do justice to these interdependencies both at analytical and methodological levels. In this talk I will apply this approach to assess entangled inequalities in the African diaspora in Latin America.


Sérgio Costa is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin as well as spokesperson of the Maria Sibylla Merian Center Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America ( His main research areas are social inequalities, racism and anti-racism, conviviality studies, and postcolonial theories. His recent books include A port in global capitalism (Routledge, 2019, co-authored with Guilherme Gonçalves); Entre Atlántico y el Pacífico Negro (Iberoamericana, 2019, co-authored with Manuel Góngora and Rocío Vera).




For more information about the Colloquium Series, please contact Professor Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Global Studies Colloquium Director:


Event Details

  • Mary O'Connor
  • Matthew Rochat
  • Silvia Bermudez

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