Histories of Racial Capitalism: A Conversation with Justin Leroy and Destin Jenkins
March 2, 2021
The Department of History sponsored a conversation with Destin Jenkins and Justin Leroy, editors of Histories of Racial Capitalism, on February 24, 2021.
Jenkins is the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of U.S. History at the University of Chicago, where he teaches on the history of racial capitalism, urban history, African American history, comparative race and ethnicity, and mass incarceration. He is also the author of The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City.
Leroy is an assistant professor of history and co-director of the Mellon Research Initiative on Racial Capitalism at the University of California, Davis. There he researches and teaches on nineteenth-century United States, specializing in the history of slavery and emancipation.
Allan Lumba, an assistant professor of history at Virginia Tech, served as moderator of the virtual discussion.
The “Histories of Racial Capitalism” speakers included researchers Destin Jenkins (top right) and Justin Leroy (bottom). Allan Lumba, an assistant professor of history at Virginia Tech, moderated the discussion.