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Season Three

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Expropriation, Exploitation, and the Neoliberal Racial Order

In the first episode of Season 3, Nancy Fraser, Henry A. & Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science at The New School, joins Michael Dawson in a moderated discussion on race, expropriation, and exploitation led by lawyer and doctoral student Mayra Cotta. This event was live at the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies on October 17, 2018.

Dark Ghettos and the Articulation of Racial Capitalism

Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University, joins host Michael Dawson to discuss Shelby’s book “Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform,” in a conversation moderated by Adom Getachew, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago. This conversation was part of a live discussion at the New School. 

Global Markets, “the national economy,” and the Licit Life of Capitalism

Michael Dawson speaks with Hannah Appel, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, about her research on US oil companies. They begin discussing Appel’s recent essay “Race Makes Markets: Subcontracting in the Transnational Oil Industry,” which recently appeared in SSRC’s Items series, and converse about Pan-African banking.

Neoliberalism in Kenya’s Schools

Wandia Njoya, Senior Lecturer at Daystar University in Kenya, joins Michael Dawson for a conversation about neoliberalism and the education system in Kenya. She also discusses her interest in environmental imperialism and racial capitalism as a useful perspective in her analyses and politics.

The “Irreconcilables”: Reforming Tax Policy to Maintain Racial Inequality

Julia Ott, an associate professor of history at the New School, joins Michael Dawson to discuss the relationship between capital gains tax policy and Jim Crow, white wealth, the 1937 Conservative Movement Manifesto and financialization, and much more in a stimulating conversation in this episode. 

Season Two

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Transnational Histories: Global Aspects to Racial Capitalism

Kicking off Season 2, Michael Dawson welcomes Ananya Roy, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare and Geography and inaugural Director of The Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin. Prof. Roy discusses her approaches to the study of Racial Capitalism by engaging Post-Colonial Feminism and building community at UCLA. She spearheaded the effort to organize a conference on Race and Capitalism with all of the centers focused on advancing the study of race, ethnicity, and social justice at UCLA.

The Public University: Abel Valenzuela on Public Responsibility, Labor, and Organizing

On location at UCLA, Professor Abel Valenzuela joins the New Dawn Podcast to talk about the role of labor, organizing, and the public university more broadly during the current presidential administration.

Histories of Racial Capitalism: Urban Renewal, Racial Segregation, and Redevelopment

Destin Jenkins, Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor and incoming Assistant Professor of U.S. History at the University of Chicago, joins the New Dawn Podcast to discuss the emergence of histories of racial capitalism. Jenkins insightfully examines the role of the state in the displacement of people of color and the accumulation and distribution of wealth in San Francisco.

Black Liberation and the Crisis of Capital

Abdul Alkalimat, Professor Emeritus of African-American Studies and Information Sciences, joins the New Dawn Podcast and discusses the role of black intellectuals and their relationships with liberation movements.

Mestizaje, Skin Color, and Capitalist Development in Mexico

On location in Mexico City, Mexico, Michael Dawson engages Federico Navarrete, Professor at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) on understanding the intersection of race and capitalism in Mexico.

Affordable Housing in the Age of Financialization

Michael Dawson welcomes John Robinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Robinson’s work examines how macro-economic changes have redefined politics of race, poverty and neighborhood inequality within and around American cities.

Colonialism and Wealth Extraction: Puerto Rico after Maria

Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria that devasted Puerto Rico in 2017, Puerto Rican scholars were invited to continue their research agendas at the University of Chicago. Joining the New Dawn Podcast is Professor Evaluz Cotto Quijano, Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. Professor Quijano explains how U.S. financial institutions and creditors continue to identify and extract resources from Puerto Rico.

Season One

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The Gentlemen from MIT

In this episode, Michael Dawson is in conversation with J. Phillip Thompson, Professor of Urban Planning, and Jason Jackson, Lecturer in the Department of Urban Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, covering the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential election and its relationship to race and capitalism.

Dark Times and Black Workers

Michael Dawson discusses the state of black workers and unions with Dr. Steven Pitts, Associate Chair of the U.C. Berkeley Labor Center.

Black History: Fighting Selective Amnesia About Race and Capitalism

Michael Dawson discusses the historical struggles between advancing social movements and funding activism with Assistant Professor Megan Ming Francis.

Displacement, Capital, and the International Bourgeoisie

Michael Dawson engages UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of African American studies, Tianna Paschel, about the parallels between rising populism in Colombia and Brazil and its relationship to domestic politics in the US.

Racial Capitalism: Globalism, Empire, and War

Michael Dawson meets with Nikhil Singh, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU and Adom Getachew, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago to discuss the role of colonization and empire in developing the connection between race and capitalism.

Rise of the Carceral State: Prisoner Organizing, Politicization, and Surplus Labor

In this episode, Michael Dawson talks with Toussaint Losier, Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, about the role of prisoner organizing and its influence on local mobilizations and protests.

Trump’s Mafia Capitalism and the Crisis in American Politics

In this episode, Michael Dawson welcomes Kaushik S. Rajan, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of 3CT at the University of Chicago. For Rajan, the current Trump administration resembles a form of mafia capitalism and he urges both parties to stop being complicit in the decline of American democracy.

Bankers and Empire: The Caribbean, Capital, and Race

Peter Hudson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at UCLA, discusses his new book, Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean, and uncovering a lost history of wealth in the Caribbean.

Reframing Salvadoran Modernity: Race, Power, and Neoliberalism

Michael Dawson welcomes to the New Dawn podcast Dr. Raul Moreno Campos, Lecturer in Political Science at California State University – Channel Islands. Moreno Campos discusses the development of an authoritarian regime and the Civil War in El Salvador and its implications for global capitalism.

Flip’n the Script: Michael Dawson, Beyond Linked Fate, and the Roots to Racial Capitalism

In this special episode, Megan Ming Francis, political scientist from the University of Washington, flips the script and engages Michael Dawson about his journey through activism and academia. Ranging from challenging institutions, returning to higher education, and where Dawson sees the state of the discipline since offering the Linked Fate measure and framework.

Neoliberalism and/or Neocolonialism in Black Politics?

Michael Dawson welcomes Nathan Connolly, Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, to the New Dawn Podcast. In this episode, they discuss the value and utility of theoretically and pragmatically engaging concepts like neoliberalism, on one hand, and neocolonialism, on the other.

Neoliberalism and Black Politics – Part II

Lester Spence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, joins the New Dawn Podcast and extends the conversation around using a neoliberal lens and the history of financialization to study black communities. (Note: Original image was from the Ferguson protests and mistakenly posted.)

10.17.18| Expropriation, Exploitation and the Neoliberal Racial Order: A Conversation with Michael Dawson and Nancy Fraser

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On October 17, 2018, the New School for Social Science Research’s Heilbroner Center on Capitalism Studies hosted Michael Dawson and Nancy Fraser, Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science, for a public conversation about their work on racial capitalism. The podcast New Dawn broadcast the discussion live on Facebook and has released the audio as an episode. Watch the debate here.

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