Mellon Racial Capitalism Speaker Series

Mellon Racial Capitalism Speaker Series

Event Date

126 Voorhies Hall

Mellon Initiative in Racial Capitalism Winter 2019

Speaker Series

Racial Capitalism and the Work of Reproduction:

Alys Weinbaum (University of Washington)
Kalindi Vora (Feminist Research Institute, UCD). 
Moderator: Rana Jaleel (Gender, Sexuality and Women Studies, UCD)


This initiative brings UC Davis faculty and graduate students together with outside scholars and activists to advance a research agenda that focuses on racial capitalism. The historical relationship between race and capitalism is one of the most enduring and controversial debates in U.S. historiography. Sometimes explicitly, often only implicitly acknowledged, it shapes fundamental questions about inequality, value, life, bondage, and freedom, among others, across the disciplines of race and ethnic studies, history, literary studies, law, economics, sociology and anthropology.       


Winter Event Schedule

Reading Group Meeting
o    Wednesday, January 23 | 4:00 pm | Voorhies 126 | Discussion of selected readings by Alys Weinbaum and Jennifer Morgan
Speaker Series
o    Monday, January 28 | 4:00 pm | Voorhies 126 | Panel Discussion, Racial Capitalism and the Work of Reproduction:
§  Alys Weinbaum (University of Washington), Jennifer Morgan (NYU), and Kalindi Vora (Feminist Research Institute, UCD). Moderator: Rana Jaleel (Gender, Sexuality and Women Studies, UCD)
Reading Group Meeting
o    Wednesday, February 6 | 4:00 pm | Voorhies 126 | Framing W.E.B. DuBois: Discussion of selected readings with Matthew Vernon (English) and Mark Jerng (English)
Special Event
o    Tuesday, February 12 | 4:00 pm | Voorhies 126 Summer Graduate Fellow Research Forum: Trisha Barua (Cultural Studies), Mia Dawson (Geography), and Samia Errazzouki (History). Discussants: Neil Agarwal (English), Erica Kohl-Arenas (American Studies), and Justin Leroy (History)