Critical Race Geographies of New Orleans

Type: Panel
Theme: Black Geographies
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group, Black Geographies Specialty Group, Qualitative Research Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Borgne Room, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
Organizers: Meghan Cope
Chairs: Meghan Cope


This panel draws from the significant expertise of its panelists to consider the unique urban geographies of New Orleans -- past and present -- from critical race and feminist perspectives. The organizing question revolves around the mutual conditioning of the constructions of race and place in the context of New Orleans, with examination of issues such as the production of Black spaces, negotiating the spaces of Jim Crow, dimensions and meanings of Blackness in the segregation of a complex city, performance and contested identities, tourism and cultural politics, marginalization and vulnerabilities, and material cultures of the New Orleans landscape.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Lynnell Thomas American Studies, UMass-Boston 15
Panelist LaKisha Simmons University of Michigan 15
Panelist Rashad Shabazz Arizona State University 15
Panelist Ann Holder Pratt Institute 15
Panelist Mariama Eversley Blights Out 15
Panelist Joshua Inwood Pennsylvania State University 15

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