Sociology professor to discuss rise of Trump’s economic nationalism

Dr. Cedric de Leon, an associate professor of sociology at Tufts University, will discuss the rise of Donald Trump’s economic nationalism and compare it with related movements in “A Comparative Analysis of Left, Right and Failed Ethnic Nationalism.”

Sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, his lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.

The rise of Donald Trump is just one case of a wider phenomenon. To understand contemporary American politics, it must be placed in comparative context. De Leon’s presentation will put Trump’s economic nationalism alongside the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party in India, the Movement for Socialism in Bolivia and the Reform Party in Canada.

Before arriving at Tufts, de Leon served as chairman of the sociology department at Providence College. He is the author of “The Origins of Right to Work” and “Party and Society,” and is co-editor of “Building Blocs” with Manali Desai and Cihan Tugal. De Leon has served in numerous elected and appointed posts in the American Sociological Association and Social Science History Association, and sits on the editorial boards of Contemporary Sociology and Social Problems.

For more information, or to reserve a seat for the lecture, visit the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page.

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