Geography Colloquium: Dr. Sara Safransky
200 MacNaughton Hall (in Falk College)
Add to: Outlook, ICal, Google Calendar
The City After Property: Abandonment and Repair in Post-Industrial Detroit
As part of the Geography and the Environment Colloquium Series, Sara Safransky, assistant professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, based on her research on the legacies of redlining, disinvestment and industrial decline in Detroit and the possibilities for creating a more just city.
Professor Safransky is trained as a geographer and urban planner whose research interests lay at the intersection of urban and environmental studies, decolonial theory, critical race studies, feminist geography, social movements and participatory research.
Her research and teaching are motivated by a concern for social and ecological justice. Her current research deals with several themes including urban displacement and land justice, the politics of collective memory work, and forms of algorithmic violence associated with data-driven planning.
Additional supporters: Engaged Humanities Network and Unlearning the Urban (via CUSE Grant).
Social Science and Public Policy
Students, Graduate and Professional
MAX-Geography and the Environment, Humanities Center
Contact Deborah Toole to request accommodations