Jordan Howell

Jordan Howell

Jordan Howell

Research Interests: History of capitalism; history of technology; race & imperialism; labor history; African Diaspora & Caribbean history; Caribbean political economy

I work at the intersection of the history of capitalism, science and technology. My research is broadly concerned with racial capitalism and US empire in the twentieth century, with a focus on the Caribbean. I study how US corporations expropriated land and exploited labor and raw materials across political borders from the Interwar period through the 1970s. I focus on “strategic” commodities, such as aluminum, copper, and oil, and the struggles over land, labor and sovereignty the production of these commodities entailed.

Previous Degrees: 
BA., Philosophy, University of British Columbia
MA.. Science and Technology Studies, University of British Columbia

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