Geographies of Race in the Empire City: New York, New York

This talk concerns the racial implications of various and inter-related forms of exceptionalism: those attached to Blackness, New York City, America, empire, and anthropology. Arguing that these exceptionalisms are all studies in what I would call “geographies of race,” the talk lays out the political, theoretical, and disciplinary stakes of my current book project against the backdrop of dominant concerns within Black Geographies and critiques of anthropology.

Jacqueline Nassy Brown is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at The Graduate Center, CUNY and also an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College, CUNY.  Her research studies diaspora and transnationalism, race, place, and space, and black identities in the U.S. and Britain. She is the author of Dropping Anchor, Setting Sail: Geographies of Race in Black Liverpool co-authored Women’s Realities, Women’s Choices: An Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies. She has a PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University.


10 Sachem Street Room 105

October 31, 2022


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