Dara Orenstein

Dana Orenstein
Title:
Associate Professor of American Studies
Office:
609 22nd St. NW, Room 201
Phone:
202-994-2601
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

History of Capitalism, History of Photography, Critical Geography, Cultural and Social Theory

Education

BA, African American Studies, Harvard University (1996)
PhD, American Studies, Yale University (2012)

Publications

Offshore Onshore: A History of the Free Zone on U.S. Soil (in progress)

Co-Editor (with Aaron Carico) of a special issue on “The Fictions of Finance,” Radical History Review (Winter 2014)

“Foreign-Trade Zones and the Cultural Logic of Frictionless Production,” Radical History Review (Winter 2011): 36-61.

“Void for Vagueness: Mexicans and the Collapse of Miscegenation Law in California,” Pacific Historical Review (August 2005): 367-407.

Classes Taught

Scope and Methods in American Studies (graduate seminar)
The Temporalities of Capital (graduate seminar) 

Lines of Work (undergraduate research seminar)
Zombie Capitalism (undergraduate Dean’s seminar)