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Erin McElroy

Assistant Professor | University of Texas at Austin

Erin McElroy is an assistant professor of American studies at the University of Texas at Austin. McElroy is also the cofounder of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, a counter-mapping and digital storytelling collective that documents dispossession and resistance struggles upon gentrifying landscapes, focusing upon the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York City and cofounder of the Radical Housing Journal, a new peer-reviewed journal bringing together scholar-activist housing justice work transnationally. They earned their doctoral degree in feminist studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a dissertation project entitled Unbecoming Silicon Valley: Techno Imaginaries and Materialities in Postsocialist Romania. This project analyzes the politics of space, race, technology, and displacement in Romania and Silicon Valley, as well as modes of resistance and deviance. Unbecoming Silicon Valley forges together the twin concepts of racial technocapitalism and Silicon Valley imperialism in order to understand temporal and racial entanglements in postsocialist space.

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