Neighborhoods United for Change frames St. Louis not just as a divided city, but also as one that yokes dispossession in North City to growth in South St. Louis, revealing how both North and South share similar goals.
Jasmine Mahmoud is the Postdoctoral Fellow of Inequality and Identity in the Program of American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examines how aesthetic and geographic experiences entangle, with attention to how race, policy, and processes of urban displacement interact with contemporary performance practices. She also writes about black aesthetics, acts of citizenship, and urban ethnography.
Posts by Jasmine Mahmoud
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.