Peter Hudson on "The African Origins of Racial Capitalism"

NOV 30, 2018 | 5:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


5114: History Student Lounge


November 30, 2018: 5:00 PM




PhD Program in History


Part of the New World Migrations lecture series.

Peter James Hudson is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at UCLA who works at the intersection of US history and African Diaspora and Caribbean cultural studies. He completed his Ph.D. in the American Studies Program at New York University. His research interests are at the intersection of African Diaspora and Caribbean Studies and modern United States history, with a particular focus on the intertwined histories of white supremacy, capitalism, and empire. He is the author of Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean (2017). His essays on North American banking and the history of imperialism in the Caribbean have appeared in journals including Small Axe, Race & Class, Radical History Review, Haitï Liberté, and Stabroek News. Hudson has written on Black Canada for Transition, Chimurenga, and other venues. He is editor of North: New African Canadian Writing and is co-editor of the CLR James Journal: The Journal of the Caribbean Philosophical Association. Hudson also edits the digital history resource The Public Archive: Black History in Dark Times.