New Dawn Podcast

Race and Capitalism Podcast | 2016

The New Dawn podcast is an initiative of the Race and Capitalism project.  This project is led by CSRPC Faculty Director and Professor of Political Science Michael C. Dawson.  The project team also includes Megan Ming Francis (University of Washington), Tianna Paschel (University of California-Berkeley), and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Princeton University).  




Episode One:  The Gentlemen from MIT 

Michael C. Dawson, Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago, in conversation with J. Phillip Thompson, Professor of Urban Planning, and Jason Jackson, Lecturer in the Department of Urban Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, covering the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential election and its relationship to race and capitalism.


Episode Two - Dark Times & Black Workers

Michael C. Dawson discusses the state of black workers and unions with Dr. Steven Pitts, Associate Chair of the U.C. Berkeley Labor Center.


Episode Three - Black History: Fighting Selective Amnesia About Race and Capitalism

Michael C. Dawson discusses the historical struggles between advancing social movements and funding activism with Assistant Professor Megan Ming Francis.


Episode Four - Displacement, Capital, and the International Bourgeoisie

Michael C. Dawson engages UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of African American studies, Tianna Paschel, about the parallels between rising populism in Colombia and Brazil and its relationship to domestic politics in the US.


Episode Five - Racial Capitalism: Globalism, Empire, and War

Michael C. Dawson meets with Nikhil Singh, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, and Adom Getachew, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago, to discuss the role of colonization and empire in developing the connection between race and capitalism.

Episode Six - The Rise of the Carceral State: Prisoner Organizing, Politicization, and Surplus Labor

Michael C. Dawson talks with Toussaint Losier, Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, about the role of prisoner organizing and its influence on local mobilizations and protests.

Episode Seven - Trump's Mafia Capitalism and the Crisis in American Politics

Michael C. Dawson welcomes Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of 3CT at the University of Chicago. For Sunder Rajan, the current Trump administration resembles a form of mafia capitalism and he urges both parties to stop being complicit in the decline of American democracy.