Racial Capitalism and U.S. Empire

Event Date

126 Voorhies

The Mellon Initiative in Racial Capitalism announces our fifth event of the year, next Tuesday, November 14th from 4-6 pm in 126 Voorhies. Join us as Professors Javier Arbona, Ofelia Cuevas, and Anjali Nath discuss racial capitalism and US empire. The discussion will be anchored by a pre-circulated reading of Ruth Wilson Gilmore's "Golden Gulag" (Intro & Chapter 2). Please join us for an exciting discussion next Tuesday.

Disciplinary Conversations: Racial Capitalism and U.S. Empire

Guest Speakers: Javier Arbona (American Studies), Ofelia Cuevas (Chicano/a Studies), Anjali Nath (American Studies)

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This initiative brings UC Davis faculty and graduate students together with outside scholars and activists to advance a research agenda that focuses on racial capitalism. The historical relationship between race and capitalism is one of the most enduring and controversial debates in U.S. historiography. Sometimes explicitly, often only implicitly acknowledged, it shapes fundamental questions about inequality, value, life, bondage, and freedom, among others, across the disciplines of race and ethnic studies, history, literary studies, law, economics, sociology and anthropology. Over the course of the next three years we will be staging dialogues across current work and chart new directions for the study of racial capitalism. Please see the full schedule, download pre-circulated papers, and preview fall events, here.

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