Dr. Amanda T. Boston holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Africana Studies from Brown University, as well as an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Political Science and African & African American Studies from Duke University. Her research, writing, and teaching focus on twentieth-century African American history, politics, and popular culture, with an emphasis on the politics and culture of race in the post-civil rights era. Her current project combines these interests through an exploration of gentrification’s racial operations in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, and their role in the making and unmaking of the borough’s black communities. In September 2018, Amanda will begin her tenure as a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University.