Charisse Burden-Stelly

Charisse Burden-Stelly is an Assistant Professor and Mellon Faculty Fellow of Africana Studies and Political Science at Carleton College. She is a scholar of Black critical and political theory, radical Black political economy, Black radical intellectual thought, and the intersections of anticommunism, antiradicalism, and antiblackness. She is currently working on two book projects. The first, Epistemologies of Blackness: Black Studies, Neoliberalization, and the Elision of Radical Black Political Economy (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2019) explores the conjuncture of epistemology, institutionalization, anti-Marxism, and class politics in Black Studies from 1975-2015. The second, W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History (Greenwood Press, 2019), co-authored with Gerald Horne, revises and updates Dr. Horne’s biography of Du Bois with new material including chapters on his cultural and historical significance; sidebars that offer connections to larger social, political, and intellectual phenomena; and an appendix of primary documents accompanied by an explanation and analysis. She has several book chapters and articles forthcoming, and her published work appears in journals including Souls: A Critical Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society and The CLR James Journal.