Charisse Burden-Stelly

Charisse Burden-Stelly

Associate Professor
2023-2024 Visiting Scholar, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University


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African American Studies

Charisse Burden-Stelly

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Critical Black studies, political theory, political economy, political and historical sociology, intellectual history


  • M.A., African American Studies, University of California- Berkeley
  • Ph.D., African Diaspora Studies, University of California- Berkeley

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Selected publications

  • Author, Black Scare/Red Scare: Theorizing Capitalist Racism in the United States (University of Chicago Press, 2023)
  • Co-editor, Organize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women's Political Writing (Verso, 2022)
  • Co-editor, Reproducing Domination: On the Caribbean Postcolonial State (University of Mississippi Press, 2022)
  • Co-author, W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History (ABC-CLIO, 2019)

Courses taught by Charisse Burden-Stelly

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022