Christina Heatherton talk: “Capital & the Color Line”(10/17 @4:30pm Modern Languages Building 4th floor commons @ Umich)

Join the UMich marxisms collective in a talk by Professor Christina Heatherton titled “Capital and the Color Line: Debt, State Making, and the Mexican Revolution.”

Monday, October 17 at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
University of Michigan, Modern Languages Building, 4th floor commons


Christina Heatherton is an American Studies scholar and historian of anti-racist social movements. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Trinity college where is completing her first book, The Color Line and the Class Struggle: The Mexican Revolution, Internationalism, and the American Century (University of California Press, forthcoming). With Jordan T. Camp she recently edited Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso Books, 2016). Her work appears in places such as American Quarterly, Interface,The Rising Tides of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements Across the Pacific, edited by Moon-Ho Jung (University of Washington Press, 2014) and Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State: Inequality, Exclusion and Change, edited by Leela Fernandes (New York University Press, forthcoming). With Jordan T. Camp she previously co-edited Freedom Now! Struggles for the Human Right to Housing in LA and Beyond (Freedom Now Books, 2012). She is the editor of Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader (Freedom Now Books, 2011).

Fall 2016

marxisms events for Fall ’16:

September and October. Reading group in preparation for Prof. Christina Heatherton’s visit and Prof. Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s discussion. Please send alejo@umich.edu an email if you’d like to be part of this.

October 17,  4:30pm. MLB 4th floor Commons. Talk by Prof. Christina Heatherton “Capital and the Color Line: Debt, State Making, and the Mexican Revolution.”

November 10th, 4-6pm. MLB 2011. Discussion and workshop with Prof. Dan Nemser on his upcoming book, Infrastructures of Race: Concentration and Biopolitics in Colonial Mexico.

December 15th, 5-7pm. MLB 2011.  End of semester gathering where will collectively workshop our written work.

other events and conferences:

October 4-6. Several talks and discussions with China Miéville at UMich.

October 20-2. With/Out – ¿Borders? ll Conference at Kalamazoo college.

October 21-22. ASLE Graduate Symposium 2016:Toxic Borders and Bondages: Intersecting Ecology with Capitalism, Racism, Heteropatriarchy and (Dis)possession conference at UMich.

If you’re interested in taking part of a Capital Vol. I reading group this fall, please contact jesiegfr@umich.edu.

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2015-2016 year

Events for Fall 2015-6

1. Capital Vol 2 reading group. (please contact alejo@umich.edu)

2. October 23 and 24: With the newly formed Ayotzinapa/Violence working group, visit from Dawn Paley author of the recent Drug War Capitalism (2015)

3. November 12: Amanda Armstrong, an important scholar in the emerging field of critical university studies, is joining the Society of Fellows this year. We are organizing a conversation on her work.

4. Dates TBA, skype conversations with Latin American feminists: Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar and Maria Galindo.

Events for Winter 2015-6

1. With the Borderstudies working group, we are bringing noted Marxist Feminist political economist Katherine Gibson. This event is tentatively scheduled for April 2016.