Season One

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.)