Job Talk: Sa Whitley, PhD

The Department of American Ethnic Studies invites you to a lecture by

Sa Whitley, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Gender & Sexuality Studies, Brown University

Monday, Jan. 25, 2021

3:30 PST

A Risky Place to Be:  Black Queer Spatial Imaginaries in Subprime Baltimore

Situated in the wake of the U. S. foreclosure crisis, this talk examines the ways that black queer and transgender women figure the real estate market and private property as sites of subjection and possibility in Baltimore, Maryland. I consider the insurgent spatial practices and financial knowledge projects that they have developed to counter black displacement and dispossession caused by neoliberal urban planning projects, housing financialization, and gentrification. Through black feminist ethnographic and cultural analysis, they point to significant erasures in the archive of the foreclosure crisis that have serious implications for the ongoing politics of recovery and urban revitalization in Baltimore’s black neighborhoods.


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