Carnegie Hall 203F

Rothin Datta is a political theorist who studies the production of value, social relations, and subjectivity under capitalism through the work of Karl Marx and Michel Foucault. His doctoral research examines the relationship between theoretical scholarship, power, and capitalist production. Rothin’s interests also include the history of economic thought and money, racial politics, the labor movement, social reproduction, and state theory. He will teach courses on the history of political thought and racial capitalism during the 2023-2024 academic year. Rothin is currently working on a co-written article titled “The Historical-Transhistorical,” part of an edited volume on Marx and antiquity.

BA: Macalester College
MA: Johns Hopkins University
PhD: Johns Hopkins University (Expected, May 2024)