Leslie Gross-Wyrtzen is a Lecturer with the Councils on African Studies and Council on Middle East Studies. She is a feminist geographer whose work focuses on the relationship between borders, race, and political economy between Africa and Euroe. Leslie received her PhD in geography from Clark University in 2019. Her first book project, entitled Bordering Blackness: Race and the Political Economy of Migration, draws on ethnographic research among West and Central African migrants moving through or contained within Morocco, and was funded by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship. She has also published peer-reviewed articles in The Journal of North African Studies, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, ACME: A Journal of Critical Geography, and Geoforum (forthcoming).
Her next project, tentatively titled Afrophobia in the African City: Migration, Violence, and the Political Economy of Difference, examines how urban space across the continent is being reshaped materially and socially as a result of intensifying migration control regimes, and how racial and ethnic difference is used to signify the legitimacy of particular claims to citizenship, mobility, and the right to the city.
Race, Space and Power (ANTH 238, ERM 239, AFST 235, GLBL 235 )
Introduction to Critical Border Studies (ANTH 235, AFST 277, ERM 277)
Infrastructures of Empire (ANTH 468, HSHM 413, URBN 442, AFST 465)
What is the Global South? Africa in the World (ANTH 160, AFST 160, AFST 510, ERM 426)
Migration and Transnationalism in Muslim Worlds (ANTH 497, ANTH 697, AFST 497, AFST 697, ERM 447)