"W.E.B. Du Bois and the Reconstruction of Black Life"

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"W.E.B. Du Bois and the Reconstruction of Black Life"

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"W.E.B. Du Bois and the Reconstruction of Black Life"

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Via Zoom

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Dr. Burden-Stelly will talk about her work with W.E.B. Du Bois but specifically on the idea of Reconstruction (as well as Du Bois' formative work on Black Reconstruction).  We're looking forward to Dr. Burden-Stelly's talk on how to reconstruct or imagine reconstructing a nation, blackness, and freedom more broadly.  We anticipate she will also have important and stirring things to say to the USD community at large.
Biographical Statement
Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly is the 2020-2021 Visiting Scholar in the Race and Capitalism Project at the University of Chicago. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at Carleton College. A scholar of critical Black studies, political theory, political economy, and intellectual history, Burden-Stelly is the co-author, with Gerald Horne, of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Black Scare/Red
Scare: Antiblackness, Anticommunism, and the Rise of Capitalism in the United States. She is also the co-editor of three forthcoming volumes: Organize, Fight, Win: Three Decades of Black Communist Women’s Political Writings with Jodi Dean; Du Bois Beyond 150: Reflections on the Life of a Scholar-Provocateur with Randall Westbrook; and an anthology of writings by Percy C. Hintzen titled Reproducing Domination: On the Caribbean Postcolonial State with Aaron Kamugisha. She is the guest editor of the “Claudia Jones: Foremother of World Revolution” special issue of The Journal of Intersectionality and her published work appears in journals including Small Axe, Souls, Du Bois Review, Socialism & Democracy, International Journal of Africana Studies, and the CLR James Journal. Burden-Stelly’s public scholarship can be found in venues including Monthly Review, Boston Review, Black Agenda Report, and Black Perspectives.


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