Christian O. Christiansen, the principal investigator of the research project 'An Intellectual History of Global Inequality' presents the Global Inequality Podcast.
The research project is devoted to understanding the historical relationship between peoples’ location in the world and how they have thought about global inequality. In this podcast we will ask prominent researchers five questions about global inequality. In line with the research project, the podcast asks them about their personal background, the places they have lived, and how these shaped their views on global inequality – and some of the big questions of our age: what is global inequality, what causes it, and how to deal with it?
Today we are talking to Dr Simon Reid-Henry. A scholar with a very broad expertise in contemporary history, geography, intellectual history, and the history of Cuba. Currently serving as the director of Queen Mary’s institute for the humanities and social sciences in London, Simon has written four books, the third of which is called THE POLITICAL ORIGINS OF INEQUALITY, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2015.
It was funded through the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
The theme music for this podcast was produced by A. A. Aalto. Find his music on Spotify and Freemusicarchive.org.