Thursday, September 12, 2019

Global Displacements: The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean

 I have a new book review looking at Marion Werner's "Global Displacements: The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean".   It is published in the Journal of World-Systems Research. You can read it here.   

Friday, August 9, 2019

The New Republic on Trinidad and Tobago

I am quoted in The New Republic magazine on how the U.S. government's hybrid war on Venezuela serves as a key factor in that country's migration crisis, in turn impacting other nearby states such as Trinidad and Tobago.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Pre-order my new book and get a 40% discount.

You can now pre-order a copy of my new book with Temple University Press and get a 40% discount. Use the code GLOCAR19 to receive the discount. It will be out in mid-July. 


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

I have a co-authored chapter (with William I. Robinson) looking over the idea of a transnational capitalist class (TCC), and the different findings and debates on this topic.  The chapter is published in the  The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies, edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Manfred B. Steger, and Saskia Sassen. Read the full chapter here.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Washington's hybrid war on Venezuela

Here is a lengthy op-ed article that I have published looking at the Trump administration's hybrid war on Venezuela. The article was published in The Canary. Here are Spanish and French versions of the article.  I was also interviewed on this topic on the Podcast Around the Empire.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Interview on the Caribbean & the Trump administration's policies toward the region


Here is a two-part video interview that I conducted with the listener-sponsored alternative media outlet The Real News Network.   We discuss current events in the Caribbean, focusing on the Trump administration’s new aggressive policies toward Cuba and its attempts to divide CARICOM.  The videos are posted below: 

Part One

Part Two

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Co-signed open letter on Venezuela in Common Dreams

I am a co-signer of this open letter calling for dialogue and an end to U.S. intervention in Venezuela.  The full letter can be read here.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The La Saline massacre

Read here a short article that I have written for The Canary, a news website based in the UK. The article looks at the recent massacre conducted by state and state backed forces in the neighborhood of La Saline in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. See here for a French version.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Global Capitalism in the Caribbean

The 2018 summer issue of NACLA Report on the Americas includes my new article: "Global Capitalism in the Caribbean".  Read the article here or download the PDF here. Here is a French and Spanish translation of the article.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10714839.2018.1479465?needAccess=true#aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGFuZGZvbmxpbmUuY29tL2RvaS9wZGYvMTAuMTA4MC8xMDcxNDgzOS4yMDE4LjE0Nzk0NjU/bmVlZEFjY2Vzcz10cnVlQEBAMA==


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Working paper published by Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

I have a new working paper (a non-refereed research paper) published with the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), a think tank in Berlin.  The paper is titled "State transformation in globalizing Asia: New geopolitics or a restructuring of social power relations?".   You can read it here

Monday, June 11, 2018

Hilbourne Watson on Global Capitalism, White Supremacy, and Nationalism

Here is a recent presentation (that I recorded) by Emeritus Professor Hilbourne Watson.  It is titled "Crisis of global capitalism, global white supremacy, and the new nationalism" and was given at the 2018 conference of the Global Studies Association-North America at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  



Saturday, February 10, 2018

Forthcoming book with Temple University Press

I am happy to announce that Temple University Press will publish in early-2019 my second sole-authored book.  It will be titled: Globalizing the Caribbean: Political Economy, Social Change, and the Transnational Capitalist Class.  

Monday, January 15, 2018

New peer-reviewed article

I have a new research article on Haiti published in the journal Third World Quarterly. It can be read here.  Also listen here for a related recent interview that I did with Pacifica Radio's show Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod.  I was also quoted in the Miami Herald in regards to this research.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Alejandra Salas Porras: Las élites transnacionales mexicanas

Esta presentación se realizó en la conferencia "Capitalismo global en las Américas" que se celebró en La Habana, Cuba, en noviembre de 2017. Esta fue la cuarta conferencia bienal de la Red de Estudios Críticos de Capitalismo Global (NCSGC).

Monday, September 4, 2017

The Caribbean cruise ship business and the emergence of a transnational capitalist class

The Journal of World-Systems Research published a new peer-reviewed journal article that I have authored. 

Through the context of the Caribbean region, this article examines the globalizing cruise ship business and its changing strategies for the exploitation of labor and local communities. You can read the article here.



Sunday, August 20, 2017

TCC in Asia & Oceania: Research in Political Economy

The scholarly journal Research in Political Economy has published my newest article: "Transnational Capitalist Class and Relations of Production in Asia and Oceania".   You can download the full article here.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Critical Sociology reviews Asia/Oceania Volume

Alexius A. Pereira, a researcher in Singapore (who received his Ph.D. at LSE), has published an excellent review of my 2016 edited volume.  His review of Globalization and Transnational Capitalism in Asia and Oceania can be read here in Critical Sociology

Saturday, June 3, 2017

International election observer

    This weekend I am serving as part of an international election observer delegation working with the Mexican civil society organization “Ni un fraude más". We are investigating electoral processes in the State of Mexico as it undergoes an important gubernatorial election. Here is information in español about our mission, and the institutional and democratic crisis that Mexico faces.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Extend Haiti's TPS designation

I am a co-signer of this open letter calling for the U.S. government to extend Haiti's TPS (temporary protected status) designation. As the letter states: failure to extend TPS "would be disastrous for families here and there and destabilizing, adding a significant burden to a nation already saddled with overwhelming challenges, increasing desperation..."