Amanda T. Boston

Student in Providence, Rhode Island

Amanda T. Boston

Student in Providence, Rhode Island

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Amanda Boston is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University. Her research, writing, and teaching focus on twentieth century African American history and politics, black popular culture, and the politics and culture of race in the post-civil rights era.

Amanda's dissertation, which explores the specific racial operations of gentrification in Brooklyn, New York since 1970, has earned her a 2017-2018 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, as well as as travel and research grants from the Social Science Research Council and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Her committee includes Drs. Tricia Rose (chair), Anthony Bogues, and Matthew Pratt Guterl.

Amanda holds an M.A. in Africana Studies from Brown, as well as an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Political Science and African & African American Studies from Duke University.

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    • Brown University
    • Duke University