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Peter Hudson

Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Graduate Affairs

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Office  5351 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-825-2347
Peter James Hudson is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies who works at the intersection of US history and African Diaspora and Caribbean cultural studies.

Peter James Hudson is a historian who completed his Ph.D. in the American Studies Program at New York University. His research interests are at the intersection of African Diaspora and Caribbean Studies and modern United States history, with a particular focus on the intertwined histories of white supremacy, capitalism, and empire. His manuscript, "Dark Finance: Wall Street and the West Indies, 1873-1933," is under contract with the University of Chicago Press. His essays on North American banking and the history of imperialism in the Caribbean have appeared in journals including Small Axe, Race & Class, Radical History Review, Haitï Liberté, and Stabroek News. Hudson has written on Black Canada for TransitionChimurenga, and other venues. He is editor of North: New African Canadian Writing (a special issue of West Coast Line), and is co-editor of a forthcoming special issue of the CLR James Journal: The Journal of the Caribbean Philosophical Association on “Black Canadian Thought.” Hudson also edits the digital history resource The Public Archive: Black History in Dark Times.


Ph.D. American Studies, New York University, 2007

Selected Publications

Who killed Robert McCulloch’s Father? Los Angeles Review of Books (September 18, 2014)

On African Canadian Thought (co-authored with Dr. Aaron Kamugisha), The CLR James Journal: Journal of the Caribbean Philosophical Association September 23, 2014

On the history and historiography of banking in the CaribbeanSmall Axe: A Caribbean Platform of Criticism 43 (March 2014), 22-37

The National City Bank of New York and Haiti, 1909-1922Radical History Review, 115 (Winter 2013), 91-114

African Diaspora Studies and the Corporate TurnAswad Forum, No. 1 (2013)

Imperial Designs: the Royal Bank of Canada in the CaribbeanRace & Class: A Journal on Racism, Empire and Globalization, 52: 1 (July-August, 2010), 33-48