Power, Privilege, and Peril: The Politics of the Black Middle Class in a Majority-Black and Majority-Middle Class Suburban County To understand how Blacks’ politics shape and are shaped by the contemporary political economy, I ask the questions: In a suburban county...
Vacant Geographies: (Dis)possession, Resistance, and Speculative Futures in Philadelphia’s Abandoned Properties Abandoned lots and buildings are a ubiquitous feature of post-industrial U.S. cities, markers of the recent housing crisis, and perennial sources of concern...
‘A Crusade Against the Despoiler of Virtue’: Black Women, Social Purity and the Gendered Politics of the Negro Problem, 1840-1920 My research explores how the sexual ethics of black women shaped women’s rights activism and Progressive moral reform in the United...
Regulating Poverty: Race, Business, and the Politics of Payday Lending, 1990-2015 Faced with welfare retrenchment, rising income volatility, and an exponential increase in housing costs, the U.S. working class relies on credit to make ends meet. For millions with no...
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