Justin Hosbey

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Justin Hoseby

Justin Hosbey received his doctorate in Cultural Anthropology with a certificate in Digital Humanities from the University of Florida in 2016. His ethnographic projects focus on Black social life, primarily in the American South. His dissertation, Charter Schools, Black Social Life, and the Refusal of Death in Post-Katrina New Orleans used ethnography, spatial analysis, and Augmented Reality to explore the social consequences of the privatization of the New Orleans, Louisiana’s public school system after Hurricane Katrina. He also served as a coordinator of the African American History Project at the University of Florida’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. His research analytics are informed by perspectives from Critical Black Studies, cultural geography, and cultural anthropology. His intellectual work is interested in investigating the ways that Black Americans have resisted anti-Black violence (from both state and civil society) from the beginnings of racial slavery through its afterlife — using, in the words of Lorraine Hansberry, “every single means of struggle: legal, illegal, passive, active, violent and non-violent.” He is also proud native of Southwest Atlanta, Georgia.