June Prof & A Pint

Comparisons between 1930s and our contemporary moment are everywhere. These comparisons rely on a view of the 1930s as a period of retrenchment behind the security of national borders and economic protectionism and a retreat to xenophobic nationalism following decades of globalization and internationalism. Professor Marc Matera challenges this image of the decade and draws different lessons for our time by considering the 1930s through examples in which global connections and international organization reached new levels on many fronts, from struggles for colonial and racial freedom to the spread of populist authoritarianism.

The 1930s: The Past of Our Present?
Professor Marc Matera
Monday, June 10, 2019
6:30–8:00 p.m. 
Forager Tasting Room and Eatery
In Downtown San Jose
Marc Matera is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in History at UCSC. His numerous publications include three books: "The Global 1930s: The International Decade," "Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the 20th Century," and 'The Women's War of 1929: Gender and Violence in Colonial Nigeria." Professor Matera received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, his M.A from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.