Jordan T. Camp

Associate Professor of American Studies/Co-director of Trinity’s Social Justice Institute/ co-host of Conjuncture


Jordan T. Camp is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Trinity College, co-director of Trinity’s Social Justice Institute, and co-host of Conjuncture. His research focuses on the relationships between race and class, expressive culture, political economy, the state, social theory, and the history of labor and freedom struggles. He is the author of Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (University of California Press, 2016); co-editor (with Christina Heatherton) of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016); and co-editor (with Laura Pulido) of the late Clyde Woods’ Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans (University of Georgia Press, 2017). His work also appears in journals such as American Quarterly, Antipode, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Eurozine, Journal of Urban History, Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies, Ord & Bild, Race & Class, and Social Justice; as well as edited volumes including, In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina, edited by Clyde Woods (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010); Race, Empire, and the Crisis of the Subprime, edited by Paula Chakravartty and Denise da Silva (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013); Futures of Black Radicalism, edited by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin (Verso, 2017), and Oxford Bibliographies in Geography, edited by Barney Warf (New York: Oxford University Press, 2022). He is currently working on a new book entitled, The Southern Question.