Initiative Co-Directors

Jordan T. Camp

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Jordan T. Camp is an assistant professor of American Studies and Co-Director of the Trinity’s Social Justice Initiative. His research focuses on the relationships between race and class, expressive culture, political economy, the state, social theory, and the history of labor and freedom struggles. He is the author of Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (University of California Press, 2016); co-editor (with Christina Heatherton) of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016); and co-editor (with Laura Pulido) of the late Clyde Woods’ Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans (University of Georgia Press, 2017). His work also appears in journals such as American QuarterlyAntipodeEnvironment and Planning D: Society and SpaceEurozine, Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic StudiesOrd & BildRace & Class, and Social Justice; as well as edited volumes including, In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina, edited by Clyde Woods (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010); Race, Empire, and the Crisis of the Subprime, edited by Paula Chakravartty and Denise da Silva (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013); Futures of Black Radicalism, edited by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin (Verso, 2017), and Oxford Bibliographies in Geography, edited by Barney Warf (Oxford University Press, 2022). He is currently working on a new book tentatively titled, The Southern Question: The Long Vendetta Against Social Justice in the Twentieth Century.

Christina Heatherton

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Christina Heatherton is the Elting Associate Professor of American Studies and Human Rights at Trinity College. Her new book, Arise! Making Internationalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution (University of California Press, 2022) will be released in Fall 2022. With Jordan T. Camp she previously edited Policing the PlanetWhy the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso Books, 2016). Her work appears in the Cambridge History of America in the World, edited by Kristin Lee Hoganson and Jay Sexton (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). It also appears in places such as American QuarterlyCitySocial Justice, InterfaceFeminists Rethink the Neoliberal State: Inequality, Exclusion and Change, edited by Leela Fernandes (New York University Press, 2018), Futures of Black Radicalism, edited by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin (Verso Books, 2017), and The Rising Tides of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements Across the Pacific, edited by Moon-Ho Jung (University of Washington Press, 2014). Her writing also appears in popular venues such as Public SeminarPolitics/LettersZocaloThe FunambulistWashington Spectator, and 032 Magazine. With Jordan T. Camp, she previously founded and co-directed several public facing initiatives including: New Directions in American Studies (NDAS); the Oral History and Activism Project; the Working Group on Racial Capitalism, a project of the Center for Study of Social Difference (CSSD), Columbia University. She is the editor of Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader (Freedom Now Books, 2011) and co-editor with Camp of Freedom Now! Struggles for the Human Right to Housing in LA and Beyond(Freedom Now Books, 2012). She is currently Co-Director of the Trinity Social Justice Initiative.