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Peter James Hudson


Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Graduate Affairs


Contact Information

Email    PJHUDSON@UCLA.EDU
Office  5351 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-825-2347
Associate Professor of African American Studies and History.

Peter James Hudson is a historian who completed his Ph.D. in the American Studies Program at New York University. His research interests are in the history of capitalism, white supremacy, and U.S. imperialism; the intellectual and political-economic history of the Caribbean and the Black world; and the history of Black radicalism and global anti-imperialism. He is the author of Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean (University of Chicago Press, 2017). 

Degrees

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

Selected Publications

Book

Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017 and 2018).

Essays and Articles

Fighting Back: Comments on Imperial Banking and Caribbean Resistance, Antipode Foundation (November 2018).

Banking on a ‘shithole’: US-led racial capitalism in Haiti began long before Trump, London School of Economics Latin American and Caribbean Center, (April 4, 2018).

Architecture and Black Autonomy, Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day, Christopher Bedford and Kay Siegel, eds. (Gregory R. Miller and Co. 2017), 19-27

Racial Capitalism and the Dark Proletariat, Boston Review: Forum I, (January 2017), 59-65

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)

Germaine, Evangeline, and other ‘Negro girls’: Rudy Burckhardt’s Caribbean, Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform of Criticism 37 (March 2012), 1-19

Reviews and Review Essays

Review of The Caribbean Memory Project, sx archipelagos 2 (July 2017).

The Racist Dawn of Capitalism: Unearthing the Economy of Bondage, Boston Review, March 14, 2016.

Review of B.W. Higman and Kathleen E.A. Monteith, eds, West Indian Business History: Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, (Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2010) and Eric Armstrong, A History of Money and Banking in Barbados, 1627-1973 (Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2010) Caribbean Studies, 40.2 (2012): 211-217.

A radical rereading of the life of Malcolm X: Review of Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, The Guardian (16 April 2011).

Current Courses by Term

2018 Fall Quarter

Issues in Pan-African Biography and Autobiography

Directed Research or Senior Project in Afro-American Studies

Political Economy of Race

2019 Winter Quarter

African American Nationalism in First Half of 20th Century

Topics in History: U.S.

Previous Courses by Term

2018 Fall Quarter

Issues in Pan-African Biography and Autobiography

Political Economy of Race

2017 Spring Quarter

History of the U.S. and Its Colonial Origins: 20th Century

Introduction to U.S. History: 20th Century

2017 Winter Quarter

Special Courses in Afro-American Studies

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2016 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars: Afro-American Studies

History of the U.S. and Its Colonial Origins: 20th Century

2016 Winter Quarter

Special Courses in Afro-American Studies

Topics in History: U.S.

2015 Spring Quarter

Special Courses in Afro-American Studies

Variable Topics Research Seminars: Afro-American Studies

Previous Courses by Course

HIST M256C
Political Economy of Race

2018 Fall Quarter

AF AMER 105B
Issues in Pan-African Biography and Autobiography

2018 Fall Quarter

AF AMER M200B
Political Economy of Race

2018 Fall Quarter

HIST 13C
History of the U.S. and Its Colonial Origins: 20th Century

2017 Spring Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

HIST 246C
Introduction to U.S. History: 20th Century

2017 Spring Quarter

AF AMER 188A
Special Courses in Afro-American Studies

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

AF AMER C291
Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2017 Winter Quarter

AF AMER C191
Variable Topics Research Seminars: Afro-American Studies

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

HIST 201H
Topics in History: U.S.

2016 Winter Quarter