Amanda Boston

Amanda Boston is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University. She earned her PhD in Africana Studies at Brown University. Her research focuses on twentieth-century African American urban history, politics, and popular culture, with an emphasis on the politics and culture of race in the post-civil rights era. Her current projects explore gentrification’s racial operations in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, and their role in the making and unmaking of the borough’s Black communities. Boston has received research funding and support from the Social Science Research Council, as well as the Ford Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Program, and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.

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