Sociology’s First Virtual Colloquium: “Modern U.S. Racial Capitalism: History, Theory, and Lessons for the Present” with Dr. Charrise Burden-Stelly

On Friday, October 9th The Department of Sociology, along with The Department of History and African and African American Studies, hosted our first virtual colloquium of the semester. Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly spoke to faculty and students about the history of modern U.S. racial capitalism and its implications for the present. You can find Dr. Burden-Stelly’s recent work in the Monthly Review.

About the speaker

Burden-Stelly is a scholar of political theory, political economy and intellectual history. She is an assistant professor of Africana studies and political science at Carleton College and the 2020-21 visiting scholar in the Race and Capitalism Project and political science department at the University of Chicago. Burden- Stelly is the co-author, with Gerald Horne, of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History. Her published work appears in journals, including Small AxeSoulsDu Bois ReviewSocialism and DemocracyInternational Journal of Africana Studies, and the CLR James Journal. She is the guest editor of the forthcoming Claudia Jones: Foremother of World Revolution, a special issue of The Journal of Intersectionality. She is also a regular contributor to Black Perspectives, the award-winning blog of the African American Intellectual Honor Society.