What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do
In his new book, Choi-Fitzpatrick explores the ways contemporary slaveholders talk about exploitation and emancipation. Surprisingly, slaveholders often insist that they had their victim’s best interest at heart. This rare access to a stigmatized population provides insights into how people feel when they get stuck on the wrong side of history.
This profile was current as of 2017, when he was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, assistant professor of peace studies at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies, focuses his research on politics, culture, technology, and social change...