Jodi Melamed is associate professor of English and Africana studies at Marquette University. Her current research aims to provide an anti-racist critique of U.S.-led global capitalist developments since World War II, as well as an anti-capitalist critique of historically dominant U.S. antiracisms. She is the author of the forthcoming book Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and a contributor to two forthcoming volumes, Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization, edited by Roderick Ferguson and Grace Hong (Duke University Press, 2011) and Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Second Edition, edited by Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler (New York University Press).