Identity and Diversity in Public Service: Race, Segregation, and Black Suburbia

Presented by NYU Wagner and Urban Initiative

12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
December 09, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Orly Clerge, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Davis; Kimberley Johnson, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Affiliate Faculty Member of NYU Wagner; and Ingrid Gould Ellen, NYU Wagner's Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning and Faculty Director at the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy for a conversation about the politics, sociology and economics of Black suburbs. 


We'll begin the conversation with a brief "lightning talk" from Professor Orly's book "The New Noir: Race, Identity & Diaspora in Black Suburbia" (University of California Press, 2019; winner of the Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book in the ASA Culture Section, and SSSP C. Wright Mills Book Award finalist), a comprehensive exploration of the making of Black diasporic suburbs. The New Noir examines how nationality and citizenship are negotiated by the Black middle class and is the first book in a series on the politics of Black identity in the 21st century.


Presented as part of our ongoing commitment to Identity, Diversity, Belonging, and Equity (IDBE) within the Wagner community, at NYU, and in the communities we serve. Learn more about IDBE resources and engagement here

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