PhD defence by Antonio Roman-Alcalá

Investigating the role of 'others' on the dynamics of rightwing and emancipatory politics
PhD student

Antonio Roman-Alcalá

Tuesday 30 Nov 2021, 17:00 - 18:30
PhD defence
Spoken Language
Aula B
International Institute of Social Studies
Ticket information

Watch the defence live via ISS livestream

Add to calendar

On 30 November, Antonio Roman-Alcalá will defend his thesis 'Histories of othering, practices of solidarity, and prospects for emancipatory convergence among California’s food and farming movements in times of resurgent rightwing power'

Focusing on the case of California, this research attends to the key role of ‘others’ within the continuing interactive dynamic of rightwing and emancipatory politics.

Roman-Alcalá looks historically and at today’s rural and agrarian ‘Others’ – those who have been Othered or marginalized by their social class positions – to answer answer the question: How do agrarian and rural movements in California describe and manifest emancipatory politics, and in what ways and to what extent might these politics counter historical trajectories and current manifestations of rightwing politics?

Watch the defence live

PhD defence Antonio Roman-Alcala

Doctoral Board


Professor Karin Arts

Doctoral dissertation supervisors

Dr Jahi Chappell, Coventry University
Dr Julien-Francois Gerber

Members of the Full Doctoral Committee

Dr Elizabeth Hoover, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Hannah Wittman, University of British Columbia
Professor Ivette Perfecto, University of Michigan
Dr Nathan McClintock, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Professor Murat Arsel, ISS

More information

The ceremony will begin promptly at 17.00 hrs in the Auditorium of the ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague. The doors will be closed after the start of the Public Defence, but will be briefly opened after the candidate’s introduction to allow latecomers to enter.

Children under 7 years old are not allowed in the Aula during the first part of the ceremony.

Compare @count study programme

  • @title

    • Duration: @duration
Compare study programmes