Mingwei Huang

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Founding Faculty Fellow, Dartmouth Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality

I am an interdisciplinary scholar of race and migration trained in American studies and gender & sexuality studies. My first book Reconfiguring Racial Capitalism: South Africa in the Chinese Century (Duke University Press, forthcoming November 2024) is an ethnography of contemporary Chinese world-making in Johannesburg, South Africa. It explores racial formations, racial accumulation, and capitalist exploitation in the 21st "Chinese Century," while situating these emergent forms in longer entangled histories of Euro-American empire-making and global racial hierarchies. My new research examines relational archives of global race and global migration, as well as the afterlives of gold, emergent extractivisms, and planetary entanglements from South Africa. My writing has been published in Scholar & Feminist Online, Radical History ReviewInternational Journal of Cultural Studies, Public Culture, and Verge, as well as edited volumes Anxious Joburg: Space, Affect, and Experience in a Global South City (Wits University Press/NYU Press, 2020) and New World Orderings: China and the Global South (Duke University Press, 2022), and online in Anthropology News and The Chronicle of Higher Education. At Dartmouth, I have been involved with the Asia/America working group, the Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality, the South-South Forum, and serve as the advisor for the Sexual Assault Peer Alliance and Spare Rib Intersectional Zine.

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Dartmouth College
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  • B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Ph. D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Selected Publications