Join Professors Mary Rizzo and Kyle Riismandel for a live conversation about cultural approaches to urban/suburban studies and race.
*Mary Rizzo is Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University-Newark. She works at the intersection of inclusive public history, digital humanities, urban studies, and 20th century U.S. cultural history. She is the author of Come and Be Shocked: Baltimore Beyond John Waters and The Wire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020) and Class Acts: Young Men and the Rise of Lifestyle (University of Nevada Press). She is the founder of the Chicory Revitalization Project, which uses the black community poetry magazine Chicory to spur dialogue on place and identity. Follow it on Instagram @Chicory_Baltimore. She tweets as @rizzo_pubhist.
*Kyle Riismandel is a Senior University Lecturer and the Interim Director of the Law, Technology, and Culture Program in the Federated Department of History at the New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers-Newark. He is a cultural historian of cities, suburbs, media, and technology in recent American history. In addition to teaching courses in those areas, he is the author Neighborhood of Fear: The Suburban Crisis in American Culture, 1975-2001, a Smithsonian scholars favorite book of 2020.