Destin Jenkins

Destin Jenkins, Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar and Instructor; Dept. of History

Destin Jenkins's research centers on the linkages between the American state, capitalism, racial inequality, and the built environment in the twentieth century. His first book, tentatively titled Bonded Metropolis: Debt, Redevelopment in Racial Inequality in Postwar San Francisco, will argue that the practices of municipal debt finance redistributed wealth upwards, reinscribed racial inequality, and became a constraint on democratic state power. Trained at Columbia and Stanford universities, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History in 2016–17.

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