Brian Whitener


Brian Whitener.

Brian Whitener


Brian Whitener


Scholarly Interests

Latin American Cultural Studies; Race and Capitalism; Indigeneity; Financialization; Critical Border Studies; Abolition; Mexico; Brazil


  • PhD, University of Michigan
  • Women’s Studies Certificate, University of Michigan
  • MA, University of Chicago
  • BA, New College of South Florida

Selected Publications


  • Crisis Cultures: The Rise of Finance in Mexico and Brazil. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.

Books Edited

  • with Dawn Paley. Abolir ya: otra justicia es posible (forthcoming with Andrómeda, fall 2023)
  • Raquel Gutiérrez. In Defence of Common Life. (Common Notions, spring 2024)
  • with Simon Campbell, Kathryn Medien, and Sara Riva. Border Abolition Now (under contract with Pluto Press)

Books Translated

  • Grupo de Arte Callejero. Thoughts, Practices, and Actions. Trans. Mareada Rosa Collective. New York: Common Notions/PM Press, 2019.
  • Yépez, Heriberto. Empire of Neomemory. Trans. Brian Whitener, Jen Hofer, and Christian Nagler. Oakland, CA: ChainLinks, 2013.
  • Molinari, Eduardo. The Unreal and Silver-Plated Book. Trans. Brian Whitener. New York: Fiction Department, 2011.
  • Colectivo Situaciones. Genocide in the Neighborhood. Ed. Brian Whitener. Trans. Brian Whitener, Daniel Borzutsky, and Fernando Fuentes. San Francisco: ChainLinks, 2009.
    New edition: forthcoming with new introduction from Common Notions in 2023.

Courses Taught

University at Buffalo

SPA  208 Spanish Composition and Language Workshop

SPA 534 ST Abolition in the Americas