Spring Conferences

I’m excited for the chance to push my research on metro Atlanta forward by committing myself to presenting parts of it in public.

I’ll be speaking at the first annual Atlanta Studies Symposium on April 26 at Emory’s Woodruff Library, discussing the way that a confluence of anti-urbanism, a drastic but legally required property tax reassessment, and the ascendancy of a majority of African American Democrats on the Fulton County Commission encouraged residents of north Fulton County suburbs to view regional solutions to public policy problems through a zero-sum lens colored by racial resentment in the 1990s and propose privatization as an alternative in the 2000s.

I’ll also be giving a shorter-format talk at the Cultures of the Suburbs symposium hosted by the Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network and the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island on June 28 (from the provisional program):

11.30 – 12.45: Panel E: Segregation / Integration and the Suburbs

Katrina B. Anacker, George Mason University & Christopher Niedt, Hofstra University: Immigrant Segregation Across Suburban Typologies: Findings from the 2010 Census

Hannah Ewence, University of Chester: Disorderly Minorities and the Battle for the British Suburbs

Benjamin J. Roth, University of Chicago: Life on the Margins: Immigrant Integration and the Suburban Context

Michan Andrew Connor, Emory University: Privatopia and Color-blind Racial Politics in North Fulton County Suburbs

Gregory Smithsimon, Brooklyn College, CUNY: African American Suburbs: Wealth, Security, and Punctuated Equilibrium

Willow Lung Amam, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Churches, Temples, and Mosques: The Politics and Function of Diverse Faith Institutions in High Tech Suburbs

Whitten Overby, Cornell University: Suburban Evangelicals: the Megachurch Movement and Orlando’s Holy Land Experience

Tim Keogh, CUNY: Suburban Order, Suburban Disorder: Jobs, Integration, and the Perceived Divide Between New York City and its Suburbs