Marxism 101 Spring Faculty Announcement

We’re excited to announce our guest lecturers for our Spring Cohort of Marxism 101!

CPE’s first 2024 Spring Cohort of Marxism 101 will include guest lecturers with both long and recent histories of supporting CPE’s political education programming, including Marxism 101. Please welcome:

Christina Heatherton is an American Studies scholar and historian of anti-racist social movements. She is the author of Arise! Global Radicalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution (University of California Press, 2022) and previously edited Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter with Jordan T. Camp (Verso Books, 2016). In addition to authoring several other publications and initiatives, she is currently co-host and co-producer of the podcast/ web series Conjuncture. She co-directs the Trinity Social Justice Institute.

Charmaine Chua is a Singaporean organizer, writer, and researcher living and working on the traditional lands and waters of the Chumash people, and am currently Assistant Professor of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on political economy, postcolonial development, and technological change, with a specific interest in the history and present of maritime and hinterland logistical systems. She currently organizes with Amazonians United and UC Cops off Campus and is completing two book projects: The Logistics Counterrevolution: Fast Circulation, Slow Violence, and the Transpacific Empire of Capital and How to Beat Amazon:The Future of America’s New Working Class Struggle.

Justin Leroy is a scholar of Atlantic and U.S. slavery, with particular interest in histories emancipation, Black political thought, and capitalism. He was previously assistant professor of history at the University of California, Davis and postdoctoral fellow in Global American Studies at Harvard University. Leroy is author of The Lowest Freedom: Slave Emancipation, Racial Capitalism, and the Black Radical Tradition, forthcoming from Columbia University Press, and co-editor of Histories of Racial Capitalism.

Calvin Chung-Miaw is an historian of race who works at the intersection of intellectual history and social movement history. His current book project, Asian Americans and the Color-Line, uses the history of Asian American Studies to explore the rise and fall of Third Worldism within the United States. He’s also at work on a project on radical Asian American activism.

Gopal Dayaneni has been involved in fighting for social, economic, environmental and racial justice through organizing & campaigning, teaching, writing, speaking and direct action since the late 1980’s.  He is a co-founder of Movement Generation: Justice and Ecology Project and a founding member of the Climate Justice Alliance. He supports movement building through his work with organizations including The Climate Justice Alliance, ETCgroup, and the Center for Story-based Strategy. He is also a Fellow with the Center for Economic Democracy.

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