Ashley Dawson is an author, activist, and professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY), and CUNY Graduate Center. He specializes in postcolonial studies, cultural studies, and environmental humanities, with a particular interest in histories and discourses of migration. Much of Dr. Dawson’s work hinges on the experience and literature of migration, including movement from postcolonial nations such as Jamaica and Nigeria to the former imperial center, and from rural areas to megacities of the Global South such as Lagos and Mumbai. He has also worked recently on global media cultures and on contemporary discourses of US imperialism. He is the author of Extreme Cities : The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (2017, Verso) and Extinct : A Radical History (2016, OR Books). He is currently web co‑editor of the journal Social Text.
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