Meet You at the Conference!

We’ll be bringing our expertise about post-Pandemic cultural regeneration, racial capitalism in the new urban political economy, and strategies to support Black-owned businesses. We’re looking forward to connecting with you! 

GSPIA panelists in attendance:

Dr. Sabina Deitrick, Dr. Rashad Williams, and Dr. Sera Linardi

Dr. Sabina Deitrick, Dr. Rashad Williams, and Dr. Sera Linardi

Where we'll be at UAA:

Evaluating Post-Pandemic Cultural Regeneration Strategies in Post-Industrial Urban Regions
Thursday, April 27 at 1:00 pm with Dr. Sabina Deitrick
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has shattered the arts sector’s standard operating practices, causing devastating job losses and labor disruptions, canceled programming, altered consumption practices, and necessitated emergency relief packages. These extraordinary circumstances bring into question the resilience of arts and culture as drivers for cultural regeneration in post-industrial cities.

412Connect: Bridging Students and Marginalized Communities
Thursday, April 27 at 2:30 pm with Dr. Sera Linardi
Abstract: Taking into account local dynamics and the communicated desires of Black-owned businesses in the Pittsburgh region, we determine that university students represent an under-utilized market for these businesses. We investigate the root causes for this inefficiency and design and implement a platform, 412Connect, to increase online support for Pittsburgh Black-owned businesses from students in the Pittsburgh university community.

Understanding the New Urban Political Economies
Friday, April 28 at 9:00 am with Dr. Rashad Williams
Urban theorists are again struggling to understand and characterize the dynamics of the urban political economy in the twenty-first century. This colloquy will feature a variety of perspectives on the New Urban Political Economies. Rashad Williams asks: what does racial capitalism offer in the way of understanding urban political economy and challenging the reality of race-class subjugation in cities?

Publishing on Race, Ethnicity, and the City
Friday, April 28 at 1:00 pm with Dr. Rashad Williams
This colloquy will bring together scholars who are publishing exciting new work on race, ethnicity, and the city. Together with the editors of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City, the discussion will turn to some of the challenges our participants have faced as well as the importance of situating their work to lead and generate debates in the field of race within urban studies.

Catch us on social:

We’ll be posting highlights on Twitter (@GSPIA) with the conference hashtag, #UAA2023!
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