Student of Segregation

An Israeli Professor's Trip through the Jim Crow South I've been thinking about the international circulation of racist expertise. James Q. Whitman has published a new book, Hitler's American Model. It's about how the Nazis of the 1930s and 1940s studied the racist legal system of the United States as part of their efforts to take away the rights of… Continue reading Student of Segregation

Feminizing Urban Studies

Last week Marguerite van den Berg organized the excellent workshop, "Feminizing the City?" at the University of Amsterdam with Linda Peake, who also gave a lecture. The workshop focused on the (lack of) overlap between urban studies and feminist theory, and Willem Boterman and I were the discussants. During the workshop, Linda Peake spoke about her important… Continue reading Feminizing Urban Studies