Samuel Shearer

Assistant Professor, Arts & Sciences/African and African American Studies

Samuel Shearer’s work focuses on the design, production, and destruction of urban space in African cities in the service of a project called “sustainable urbanism.” Much of his work addresses how ideas about race and environment get embedded in international planning documents and are extended through seemingly apolitical objects and infrastructures. His new research project focuses on race, nationalism, and ethnicity in diasporic communities in three African sanctuary cities.

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