Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies, Author

Marquette University

Jodi Melamed is associate professor of English and Africana Studies at Marquette University. She is the author of Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism and has published many articles and chapters in a wide array of journals, editions, and insurgent media.  She is a co-editor (with Jodi Byrd, Alyosha Goldstein, and Chandan Reddy) of a special volume of Social Text, “Economies of Dispossession: Indigeneity, Race, Capitalism” (Spring 2018).  She is currently at work on a new book project titled Operationalizing Racial Capitalism: Administrative Power and Violence Work.

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