Iyko Day is Associate Professor of English and Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College and Faculty Member in the Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program. Her research focuses on Asian North American literature and visual culture; settler colonialism and racial capitalism; Marxist theory and queer of color critique. She is the author of Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism (Duke, 2016) and she co-edits the book series Critical Race, Indigeneity, and Relationality for Temple University Press. Her current project examines nuclear colonialism in North America, Africa, and Asia and the visuality of racial capitalism.
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Was invited to participate as the Leslie Center William H. Morton Distinguished Senior Fellow in Fall 2020 Humanities Institute on Transnational and Decolonial Humanities: U.S. Ethnic Studies and Its Global Other at Dartmouth College Leslie Center for the Humanities.
Day, I. (2020). The Yellow Plague and Romantic Anticapitalism. Monthly Review, 72(3), 64-73.
Day, I. “Afro-Feminism Before Afro-Pessimism: Meditations on Gender and Ontology.” The Wretched of the World: The Past and Present of Antiblackness. Eds. Moon-Kie Jung and João H. Costa Vargas. Forthcoming 2020, Duke University Press.
Day, I. “Solidarities of Nonalignment: Abolition, Decolonization and Anti-Capitalism.” Co-authored with Michael J. Viola, Dean Itsuji Saranillio, and Juliana Hu Pegues. Critical Ethnic Studies 5.1-2 (2019).
Day, I. “On Decolonial Relationality” and “Settler Colonial Critique, Transnational Lessons.” Verge: Studies in Global Asias 5.1 (2019): 2-11
“Racial Capitalism and Disposable Populations in the Time of Covid-19,” Red May Seattle 2020: Capitalism or Life, Viral Edition, Livestreamed May 15, 2020