New Dawn show

New Dawn

Summary: Michael C. Dawson, founder and former Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago, is the host of this Race and Capitalism Project-initiated podcast series, New Dawn. He invites guests to discuss their research related to race and capitalism.

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 Settler Colonialism in the Nuclear Age | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2697

Iyko Day, Associate Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, joins Michael Dawson to discuss her research on the logics of settler colonialism and waste landing, in addition to her takeaway from the 2019 Racial Capitalism Conference held at UIC-Urbana Champagne.  Note: The guest would like to clarify her comment on the Shepard/Byrd hate crime bill—it was accompanied by a $680 billion national defense budget, not an 8 billion dollar increase as she had stated in the recording.

 The “Irreconcilables”: Reforming Tax Policy to Maintain Racial Inequality | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3119

 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. 

 Neoliberalism in Kenya's Schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2643

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. 

 Global Markets, "the national economy," and the Licit Life of Capitalism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2359

Professor 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. 

 Dark Ghettos and the Articulation of Racial Capitalism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2801

 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. 

 Expropriation, Exploitation, and the Neoliberal Racial Order | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1994

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.

 Colonialism and Wealth Extraction: Puerto Rico after Maria | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1724

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.

 Affordable Housing in the age of Financialization | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2729

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.

 Mestizaje, Skin Color, and Capitalist Development in Mexico | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2782

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.

 Black Liberation and the Crisis of Capital | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2853

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.

 Histories of Racial Capitalism: Urban Renewal, Racial Segregation, and Redevelopment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2727

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.

 The Public University: Abel Valenzuela on Public Responsibility, Labor, and Organizing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2156

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.

 Transnational Histories: Global Aspects to Racial Capitalism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2495

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.

 Neoliberalism and Black Politics - Part II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2855

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.)

 Neoliberalism and/or Neocolonialism in Black Politics? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3155

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.


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