Re-Thinking US Politics: In Memory of the Life and Work of Daniel Kato (1974-2019)

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Online,

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Daniel Kato was a brilliant scholar and teacher of US Politics and History whose life and work were tragically cut short by his untimely death in November 2019. This event celebrates Daniel’s life and showcases the contribution of Daniel’s work to our understanding of the state of US democracy today and in the past. A panel of Daniel’s friends and colleagues will speak about the significance of Daniel’s most famous work, the book Liberalizing Lynching, and his more recent work on the carceral state and historical patterns of racialized politics in the US, as well as his contribution to the community of researchers and students here at Queen Mary.  

Chair: Professor Kimberly Hutchings (QMUL)


  • Alex Gourevitch (Brown University)
  • Katherine Hall (QMUL)
  • Ira Katznelson (Columbia University)
  • David Plotke (New School)
  • Aziz Rana (Cornell)
  • Aylin Topal (Middle East Technical University)
  • Carlos Yescas
  • Ian Zuckerman (Regis University)