Alex Beasley
Research Interests

Professor Beasley is an interdisciplinary scholar of capitalism and U.S. empire. He is primarily interested in how people experience and understand capitalism, and how their ideas about how the economy work -- or "should" work -- shape racial formations, gender, and sexuality. At the same time, he aims to chart how capitalism works -- often invisibly -- to create and reinscribe racial, gendered, and sexual inequalities. His research focuses on energy and the environmental humanities; urban studies; and the culture and politics of service work and reproductive labor.