Race, Capital & Empire Toolkit

The public outcry following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, and countless others, the numerous images capturing police brutality, and the Executive Branch’s activation of the Insurrection Act of 1807 to mobilize federal forces against American protestors, invites scholars, educators and the public to reconsider the standard relationship between state, nation, identity and progress. Educate’s “Race, Capital, & Empire toolkit” presents a round-up of interdisciplinary resources committed to investigating slavery and colonialism’s centrality to contemporary capital and state development. All the materials listed below are available to the public and require no special access.

Race and Capitalism Mini Series

ItemsInsights form Social Sciences, Social Science Research Council

A collection of public facing articles from leading social science researchers. Curated by Michael C. Dawson, John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, and Megan Ming Francis, associate professor of political science, University of Washington.

Race and Capitalism: New Dawn”       

A podcast published by the Race and Capitalism project. This program is co-directed by Michael C. Dawson and Megan Ming Francis. The podcast is produced by Maniza Ahmed.

Why Race Matters in International Relations,Foreign Policy, June 19, 2020

Kelebogile Zvobgo, politics and international relations PhD candidate at The University of Southern California, and Meredith Loken, assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Kelebogile Zvobgo also curated an International Relations reading list:

Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies “Rethinking Capitalism” Seminar Reading List

The Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies is directed by Julia Ott, associate professor of history, New School for Social Research. The link features multiple readings lists, each organized by a leading scholar across the social sciences.



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