Urban Revitalization and Intersectional Inequality: Race, Class, Gender & the Contemporary City presented by Vanessa Rosa

A Talk in the Critical Ethnic Studies Lecture Series.

Vanessa Rosa is a Mount Holyoke Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in Latina/o Studies 

This presentation explores links between urban revitalization, intersectional inequality, and nation-state formation. It examines how attempts to integrate immigrants, women of color, and other marginalized groups deceptively reproduce inequality and reify difference along the line of race, class, and gender.  The talk argues that ideologies of diversity and participation mobilized in urban revitalization circumscribe the very kinds of difference that advocates of such efforts purport to recognize and include.