The 2023 Gordon S. Bodek Lecture on Interracial and Interfaith Relations features Davarian L. Baldwin, the Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies and founding director of the Smart Cities Research Lab at Trinity College, CT.
Dr. Baldwin is the award-winning author of several books, most recently, In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities are Plundering Our Cities. In addition to teaching and writing, Baldwin sits on several editorial boards including the Journal of African American History, the Journal of Urban History, and is co-editor of the Urban Life, Landscape, and Policy book series for Temple University Press. He also serves as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and was just named a 2022 Freedom Scholar by the Marguerite Casey Foundation. His opinions and commentaries have been featured in numerous outlets from NBC News, PBS, and The History Channel to USAToday, the Washington Post and TIME magazine.
Urban Studies thanks the Bodek family for supporting this lecture, which is intended to bring scholars and public figures to highlight issues related to increasingly complex multi-ethnic and racially diverse urban and metropolitan settings.