The logic of disposability has material consequences that shape the unequal distribution of power, resources, and state policy in ways that directly impact the lives and life chances of those who are constructed as disposable in the public imagination. This thematic track considers how this logic is enacted structurally through the social, economic, and political institutions that regulate Black life (and death) in the Americas. While it is clear that the state remains a key site of struggle, the emergence of widespread popular social movements against police abuse, violence against women and LGBTQI communities, and environmental racism, for example, demonstrate how the infra/structure of disposability is not simply enacted unilaterally by the state but is also deeply contested by those populations who are its perceived targets. Thus, this track also considers how disposable communities have cultivated their own modes of infrapolitics in which they struggle from below, outside of, and in tension with the state to demand new forms of accountability, recognition, and restitution. These questions will be central to our inquiry: What are the historical and contemporary mechanisms by which disposability is produced and enacted structurally? How is the state implicated in these processes? What are the potential limits of privileging the state as a site of political struggle and transformation and when is engagement with the state necessary to protect vulnerable populations? And by extension, what are the limits and possibilities of civil society as a site to challenge and dismantle structural patterns of disposable life? What are the infrapolitical and interstitial spaces (outside of, peripheral or invisible to the state) where those marked as disposable struggle to transform the material conditions of their lives?