Ekene Ijeoma’s Black Mobility and Safety in the US course this fall will include a series of public guest lectures around living while Black. Tune in for the FINAL event of this fall, featuring Elijah Anderson, on November 17 at 2pm.
Elijah Anderson is the Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies at Yale University. He is one of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States. His research interests include urban inequality, cultural sociology, social deviance, race relations and theory. His publications include Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City (1999), winner of the Komarovsky Award from the Eastern Sociological Society; Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community (1990), winner of the American Sociological Association’s Robert E. Park Award for the best published book in the area of Urban Sociology; and the classic sociological work, A Place on the Corner (1978; 2nd ed., 2003). Anderson’s most recent ethnographic work, The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life, was published by WW Norton in 2011. A major theme of his ethnographic essay, “The White Space” (2015) is that, “While white people typically avoid black space, Black people must navigate white space as a condition of their existence.”