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Charisse Burden-Stelly

Charisse Burden-Stelly is the 2020-2021 Visiting Scholar in the Race and Capitalism Project at the University of Chicago, and an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at Carleton College. A scholar of critical Black Studies, political theory, political economy, and intellectual history, Burden-Stelly is the co-author, with Gerald Horne, of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Black Scare/Red Scare: Antiblackness, Anticommunism, and the Rise of Capitalism in the United States and is also the co-editor, with Jodi Dean, of the forthcoming volume Triple Jeopardy and World Revolution: Three Decades of Political Writing by Black Women Communists. Her published work appears in journals including Small Axe, Monthly Review, Souls, Du Bois Review, Socialism & Democracy, International Journal of Africana Studies, and the CLR James Journal.

Jim Crow Caste Wilkerson

The celebration of Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ reflects the continued priority of elite preferences over the needs and struggles of ordinary people.

Charisse Burden-Stelly