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Christina Heatherton
Assistant Professor of American Studies and Human Rights
Phone: (860) 297-2345 Office Location: Seabury Hall T-307
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Trinity College faculty member since 2014 View office hours for Fall 2021
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Southern California
M.A., Univ. of Southern California
B.A., Univ. of California, Berkeley

Christina Heatherton is an American Studies scholar and historian of anti-racist social movements. She is completing her first book, Making Internationalism: Global Radicalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution (University of California Press, forthcoming). With Jordan T. Camp she previously edited Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso Books, 2016). Her work will appear in the Cambridge History of America in the World, edited by Kristin Lee Hoganson and Jay Sexton (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021). It also appears in places such as American Quarterly, City, Social Justice, Interface, Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State: Inequality, Exclusion and Change, edited by Leela Fernandes (New York University Press, 2018), Futures of Black Radicalism, edited by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin (Verso Books, 2017), and The Rising Tides of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements Across the Pacific, edited by Moon-Ho Jung (University of Washington Press, 2014). Her writing also appears in popular venues such as Public Seminar, Politics/Letters, Zocalo, The Funambulist, Washington Spectator, and 032 Magazine. She previously founded and co-directed several public facing initiatives including: New Directions in American Studies (NDAS); the Oral History and Activism Project; the Working Group on Racial Capitalism, a project of the Center for Study of Social Difference (CSSD), Columbia University. She is the editor of Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader (Freedom Now Books, 2011) and co-editor with Jordan T. Camp of Freedom Now! Struggles for the Human Right to Housing in LA and Beyond (Freedom Now Books, 2012). She is currently Co-Director of the Trinity Social Justice Initiative.