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.
In the latest episode of New Dawn, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Prof. 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.
In this special episode, Prof. Megan Ming Francis, political scientist from the University of Washington, flips the script and engages Prof. 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.
Professor 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.
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.
In this episode, Michael Dawson welcomes Prof. 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.
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.
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.
Professor 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.
Michael Dawson, Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago, 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.