Urban Research Seminar

Sponsored by NYU Urban Initiative

October
25
11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Public
Date:
October 25, 2021
Time:
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:
Online

The NYU Urban Initiative presents Professor Destin Jenkins as the next speaker in a line up of eminent international scholars for  Urban Research Seminar.  This event series is open to the greater NYU community in an effort to integrate NYU's faculty and students with a keen interest in cities.

Destin Jenkins is a scholar of racial inequality. His work bridges the fields of economic, urban, and political history, and focuses on capitalism, democracy, and social movements in the United States during the long twentieth century.

He is the author of The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City (University of Chicago Press, 2021). The book re-situates the history of urban development in postwar San Francisco in the financing networks that underwrote the construction of the built environment. Its major argument is that racial inequalities in the ‘City by the Bay’ were critically tied to these financial arrangements and that these, as much or more than local political dynamics, were central in determining the distribution of resources within the city. 

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