David Cunningham, Nicole Fox, & Christina Simko

David Cunningham is professor and chair of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Nicole Fox is an assistant professor of criminal justice at California State University Sacramento. Christina Simko is an associate professor of sociology at Williams College.

Posts by David Cunningham, Nicole Fox, & Christina Simko

Memorials on the Move

The controversy surrounding the Confederate Memorial’s June 2017 removal from Forest Park once again placed St. Louis squarely within a movement that encompassed dozens of communities around the nation. As these disparate outcomes demonstrate, such campaigns manifested not only as binary debates over whether contested monuments should remain visible, but also where they might properly be located and how they might be repurposed to convey historical lessons about the relationship between symbolic landscapes and larger systems of racial oppression.