Justin Hosbey

Job title: 
Assistant Professor
Department of City and Regional Planning

Dr. Hosbey (he/his) is a humanistic social scientist and Black studies scholar. His ethnographic work explores Black social and cultural life in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Mississippi Delta regions, focusing on the ways that southern Black communities articulate modes of citizenship that demand the interruption of racial capitalism and ecocide. His current ethnographic project utilizes research methods from the digital and spatial humanities to understand and visualize how the post-Katrina privatization of neighborhood schools in low-income and working-class Black communities has fractured, but not broken, space and placemaking in Black New Orleans.

Research interests: 

Research Interests: Cultural and political economy of racism, Black ecologies, racial capitalism, digital and spatial humanities