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Anisa Jackson

Part-time Faculty

B.A., Geography, University of Washington, 2015
M.Phil., American Studies, New York University, 2022

Anisa Jackson is a writer and organizer of exhibitions and programs from Seattle, Washington and a PhD Candidate in American Studies at New York University. Their dissertation examines squatting movements in Harlem from the 1960s through the 1980s. They are a contributing author to Ghosts of Seattle Past: An Anthology of Lost Seattle Places (Chin Music Press 2017) and “The World We Became: Map Quest 2350, A Speculative Atlas Beyond Climate Crisis” (Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures & The Americas 2022). 

Anisa is a Urban Democracy Lab Doctoral Fellow (2022-23), Urban Doctoral Fellow (2019-2020), NYU Cities Collaborative Urban Public Humanities Summer Fellow (2021), they are also a member of the Anti Eviction Mapping Project and the Relational Poverty Network. They are a Curator-At-Large at the Aspen Art Museum. 

Teaching and Research Interests

urban studies  racial capitalism  political and economic geography  critical social theory 

Anisa Jackson