Jared Sexton is Associate Professor and Director of the Program in African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine, where he is also affiliated with the Department of Film and Media Studies, the Critical Theory Institute, and the Center in Law, Society and Culture. He has published articles in journals such as American Quarterly, Radical History Review, and Social Text, and chapters in various anthologies on contemporary politics and popular culture. He is author of Amalgamation Schemes: Antiblackness and the Critique of Multiracialism (University of Minnesota Press, 2008) and co-editor of Critical Sociology 36:1 (2010), a special issue on “Race and the Variations of Discipline.”