Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science

Carleton College, University of Chicago

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, she is the co-author, with Gerald Horne, of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History. Burden-Stelly 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. 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 Perspectives, and Black Agenda Report. She is a member of the Black Alliance for Peace Coordinating Committee and the host of “The Last Dope Intellectual” podcast, which is part of the Black Power Media network.


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