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I am Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. My research is concerned with the articulations of racialized poverty, which I examine through questions of racial capitalism, underdevelopment, and radical terms of repair. My work in Jamaica on these topics culminated in  Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica (University of Minnesota Press, 2020). I recently completed my second monograph, forthcoming in 2022 from Duke University Press, based on research conducted in Tulsa, Oklahoma between 2014 and 2021, which traces the consequences of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre. In 2021, I was appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom to serve on the state's Reparations Task force.

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