The Women & Gender Studies Institute and Caribbean Studies Program present:
Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean.
Peter Hudson and Naomi Klein in Conversation.
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 Transition, Chimurenga, 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 Associationon “Black Canadian Thought.” Hudson also edits the digital history resource The Public Archive: Black History in Dark Times.