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Karla Slocum is Thomas Willis Lambeth Chair of Public Policy, professor of anthropology, and director of the Institute of African American Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Free Trade and Freedom: Neoliberalism, Place, and Nation in the Caribbean (University of Michigan Press, 2006) and Black Towns, B…
 
Daniel A. Barber is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Chair of the PhD Program in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. His books—Modern Architecture and Climate: Design before Air Conditioning and A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War—examine historical relationships between architecture and gl…
 
Leslie Kern is the author of two books on gender and cities, including Feminist City: Claiming Space in Man-Made World (Verso). She holds a PhD in women’s studies from York University and is currently an associate professor of geography and environment and director of women’s and gender studies at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswi…
 
William O. Gardner is Professor of Japanese language, literature, and film at Swarthmore College. His most recent work explores the intersection of architecture and science fiction in postwar Japan, which builds upon his earlier research on intermedial relationships in Japanese prewar modernism as well as postwar science fiction. His previous publi…
 
Erin Y. Huang is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Her work often explores the interdisciplinary dialogue among Marxist geography, postcolonial theory, feminist theory, cinema and media studies, and Sinophone Asia. She is the cofounder of Asia Theory Visuality—an intellectual platform that…
 
Edward Onaci is an Associate Professor of History and African American & Africana Studies at Ursinus College. His first book, Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State (University of North Carolina Press, 2020), explores the history of the New Afrikan Independence Movement and the lived experience of revoluti…
 
C.J. Alvarez is an assistant professor in the department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at The University of Texas Austin and a Mellon Fellow at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is the author of Border Land, Border Water: A History of Construction on the U.S.-Mexico Divide and is working on a book about the his…
 
Laleh Khalili is a Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London. She is the author of Heroes and Martyrs of Palestine: The Politics of National Commemoration, Time in the Shadows: Confinement in Counterinsurgencies, and Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula. More about the book: https://…
 
The Roland Park Company, which developed Baltimore’s wealthiest, whitest neighborhoods starting in the 1890s, had by the middle of the twentieth century an outsize influence on real estate professionals and on local and federal housing policy. Historian Paige Glotzer examines how racial exclusion structured the U.S. housing market—and the ways this…
 
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