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Charisse Burden-Stelly

Charisse Burden-Stelly is an Associate Professor of African American Studies at Wayne State University. A scholar of critical Black Studies, political theory, political economy, and intellectual history, Burden-Stelly is the co-author, with Gerald Horne, of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History and the co-editor, with Jodi Dean, of the forthcoming volume Organize, Fight, Win, Black Communist Women’s Political Writing. Her book Black Scare/Red Scare is forthcoming with University of Chicago Press in 2023. Her published work appears in journals including Small Axe, Monthly Review, Souls, Du Bois Review, Socialism & Democracy, International Journal of Africana Studies, and the CLR James Journal.

Decades ago, Black communist women decided to organize, fight, and win.

Charisse Burden-Stelly Jodi Dean
Jim Crow Caste Wilkerson

The celebration of Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ reflects the continued priority of elite preferences over the needs and struggles of ordinary people.

Charisse Burden-Stelly