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Meeting ID 918 3498 5018
The second in our series of conversations between American Studies alums and their SCA faculty mentors.
Justin Leroy is an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Davis, where he also co-directs the Mellon Research Initiative on Racial Capitalism. With Destin Jenkins, he published Histories of Racial Capitalism, and his monograph The Lowest Freedom: Slave Emancipation, Racial Capitalism, and the Black Radical Tradition is forthcoming in the History of U.S. Capitalism series at Columbia University Press.
Emma Shaw Crane is a postdoctoral fellow in the Society of Fellows at Columbia University, where she is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and the Department of Anthropology. Her in-progress book manuscript investigates U.S. empire and the long afterlives of counterinsurgent war.
Nikhil Pal Singh is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University, and Founding Faculty Director of the NYU Prison Education Program. A historian of race, empire, and culture in the 20th-century United States, Singh is the author, most recently, of Race and America’s Long War (University of California Press, 2017). He is also the author of the award-winning book, Black Is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy (Harvard University Press, 2004), and author and editor with Jack O’Dell of Climin’ Jacob’s Ladder; The Black Freedom Movement Writing of Jack O’Dell. A new book Exceptional Empire: Race, Colonialism and the Origins of US Globalism is in-progress, and forthcoming from Harvard University Press. Singh’s writing and historian interviews have appeared in a number of places including New York Magazine, TIME, the New Republic, and on NPRs Open Source and Code Switch.
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