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Jordan T. Camp

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Jordan T. Camp

Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs and Race and Ethnicity

Biography

Jordan T. Camp is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown. 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 Clyde A. Woods’ book, Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans (University of Georgia Press, forthcoming). He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has previously held teaching appointments, postdoctoral fellowships, or visiting positions at Princeton, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, California State University-Long Beach, and UCLA.

Research

My research focuses on the relationships between race, class, culture, political economy, social movements, and social theory. My first book, Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (University of California Press, 2016), traces the rise of the neoliberal carceral state through a series of turning points in U.S. history including the Watts uprising in 1965, the Detroit rebellion in 1967, the Attica revolt in 1971, the Los Angeles uprising in 1992, and post-Katrina New Orleans in 2005. Through an examination of the poetic visions of social movements it also suggests that there could have been, and still could be different outcomes.

I am the co-editor (with Christina Heatherton) of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016), which examines how policing became one of the critical political issues of our time. This volume includes contributions from Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, journalist Anjali Kamat, poet Martín Espada, as well as essays from scholars such as Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Robin D. G. Kelley, and Vijay Prashad.

Extending my research on the policing crisis and the carceral state, my second single-authored book project tentatively titled, The Long Vendetta: Counterinsurgency and Cultures of Opposition, explores the relationship between structural racism and US war and security policy from the post-World War II period to the post-9/11 era.

Publications

Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (Oakland: University of California Press, 2016).

Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter, co-editor with Christina Heatherton (New York: Verso, 2016).

Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans, by Clyde A. Woods, co-editor with Laura Pulido (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, forthcoming).

“Challenging the Terms of Order: Representations of the Detroit Rebellions, 1967-1968,” Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies 2.1 (Spring 2015): 161-180.

“Black Radicalism, Marxism, and Collective Memory: An Interview with Robin D. G. Kelley,” American Quarterly 65.1 (2013): 215-230.

“Blues Geographies and the Security Turn: Interpreting the Housing Crisis in Los Angeles,” American Quarterly 64.3 (2012): 543-570.

Teaching

Spring 2017

Race, Gentrification, and the Policing of Urban Space, Public Policy

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Talks & Media

Aaron Cantú, "A Global Policing Crisis: A Q&A with Editors of Policing the Planet," Washington Spectator, June 17, 2016, http://washingtonspectator.org/global-policing-crisis/

Allen Ruff, "Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton: Editors of Policing the Planet,"  A Public Affair, WORT, 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin, June 2, 2016, http://www.wortfm.org/policingtheplanet/

Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton, "Five Book Plan: Broken Windows Policing," Verso Books Blog, May 25, 2016, http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/2661-five-book-plan-broken-windows-policing 

Leopold Lambert, "The Inherent Violence of Policing: Conversation with Christina Heatherton and Jordan T. Camp," Funambulist Magazine Podcast, May 11, 2016
http://the-archipelago.net/2016/06/19/christina-heatherton-jordan-t-camp-design-racism-4-the-inherent-violence-of-policing/

"Between the Lines: Policing the Planet with Jordan T. Camp, Christina Heatherton, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Asha Rosa Ransby-Sporn, Arun Kundnani, and Joo-Hyun Kang," Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, April 26, 2016:
http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/2626-video-between-the-lines-policing-the-planet-with-jordan-t-camp-christina-heatherton-ruth-wilson-gilmore-asha-rosa-ransby-sporn-arun-kundnani-and-joo-hyun-kang

Austin Gallas, "Edges Blog: CSC Interview with Jordan Camp," Cultural Studies Program, George Mason University, January 26, 2016.  http://culturalstudies.gmu.edu/articles/9087

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