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Jodi Melamed on Race and Capitalism
Jodi Melamed on Race and Capitalism
WhenThursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Campus locationCommunications Building (CMU)
Campus room120
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsThe Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality & Race (WISIR), and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Description

Jodi Melamed speaks on race and capitalism as part of “Capitalism and Comparative Racialization,” a 2017-2018 John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Jodi Melamed is Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Marquette University. Her current research aims to provide an anti-racist critique of contemporary global capitalism and an anti-capitalist critique of historically dominant U.S. anti-racisms. She is the author of Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and a contributor to Strange Affinities: The Sexual and Gender Politics of Comparative Racialization (Duke University Press, 2011) and Keywords for American Cultural Studies (NYU Press, forthcoming). Her next book project, Capital’s Metabolisms, investigates representational and relational dimensions of ‘bio-financialization’ (the nexus linking life and financialization) in neoliberalism.

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