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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

2021 Spring Quarter

Political Economy of Race

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2019 Winter Quarter

Topics in History: U.S.

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 C201H
Topics in History: U.S.

2019 Winter Quarter

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

2017 Spring Quarter

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

2017 Spring Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

AF AMER C291
Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2017 Winter Quarter

AF AMER 188A
Special Courses in Afro-American Studies

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring 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