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The Color Line and the Class Struggle: The Mexican Revolution and Convergence Spaces of Global Radicalism
February 1, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Christina Heatherton is an American Studies scholar and historian of anti-racist social movements. She is currently an Assistant Professor of American Studies at Barnard College, completing her first book, “The Color Line and the Class Struggle: The Mexican Revolution, Internationalism, and the American Century” (University of California Press, forthcoming). Her talk at UWM comes out of her research on this project.
With Jordan T. Camp she recently edited “Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter” (Verso Books, 2016). Her work appears in places such as American Quarterly, Social Justice, Interface, “Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State: Inequality, Exclusion and Change,” edited by Leela Fernandes (New York University Press, 2018), “Futures of Black Radicalism,” edited by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin (Verso Books, 2017), and “The Rising Tides of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements Across the Pacific,” edited by Moon-Ho Jung (University of Washington Press, 2014).
Her writing also appears in popular venues such as Funambulist Magazine, The Washington Spectator, and 032 Magazine. With Jordan T. Camp she previously co-edited “Freedom Now! Struggles for the Human Right to Housing in LA and Beyond” (Freedom Now Books, 2012). She is the editor of “Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader” (Freedom Now Books, 2011).