Professor Kristin Plys co-edits special issue of Political Power and Social Theory

January 22, 2024 by Juanita Lam

Congratulations to Prof. Kristin Plys on a recent co-edited special issue of the journal Political Power and Social Theory. The issue, “Marxist Thought in South Asia”, emerges from a research working group at the Center for South Asian Critical Humanities at the University of Toronto Mississauga. A collaborative project begun during the Covid-19 pandemic, it sought to retain social and intellectual connections during this time, and features work by Prof. Plys, Prof. Kanishka Goonewardena (Geography and Planning), Sociology PhD student Umaima Miraj, PhD candidate Priyansh (Physical Cultural Studies), and Salman Haider (former artist in residence at UTM).

Plys’ article, "Anti-colonial Marxism in French and Portuguese India Compared: Varadarajulu Subbiah and Aquino de Bragança's Theories of Colonial Independence" examines the differential theorization of independence movements by two Marxist anti-colonial intellectuals from Portuguese India and French India.

Access the special issue here.

Kristin Plys is Associate Professor in Sociology and History at the University of Toronto, as well as J. Dawson Mills Scholar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her specializations include political economy, postcolonial theory, and Marxism.