Christina Heatherton is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at Barnard College. She co-directs the Racial Capitalism Working Group, a project of the Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD), Columbia University. She is currently completing Making InternationalismThe Color Line, the Class Struggle, and the Mexican Revolution (under contract, University of California Press). With Jordan T. Camp she previously edited Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016) and Freedom Now! Struggles for the Human Right to Housing in LA and Beyond (Freedom Now Books, 2012). Her work is forthcoming in the Cambridge History of America in the World, edited by Kristin Lee Hoganson and Jay Sexton (Cambridge University Press) and in City: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action. She has been published in places such as Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State: Inequality, Exclusion and Change, edited by Leela Fernandes (NYU Press, 2018); Futures of Black Radicalism, edited by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin (Verso Books, 2017); and The Rising Tides of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements Across the Pacific, edited by Moon-Ho Jung (University of Washington Press, 2014). She also edited Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader (Freedom Now Books, 2011). She currently co-directs the public facing initiatives at Barnard College, New Directions in American Studies (NDAS) and the Oral History and Activism Project.

Upcoming Classes with Christina Heatherton

February 29 @ 6:30 pm

How to Make a Dress: Domestic Labor, Internationalism, and the Radical Pedagogy of Elizabeth Catlett

In “How to Make a Dress,” Christina Heatherton examines the early life of legendary artist, Elizabeth Catlett. By teaching and learning from Black working class women in the U.S. and by translating their experiences within a global class struggle, Catlett learned to “make a dress,” and in the process, became a revolutionary.
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