Assistant Professor of History, Author

Stanford University

Destin Jenkins is Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University. He was previously the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago. He earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, and doctorate from Stanford University. He has held fellowships at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, and the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School. His work focuses on twentieth century America, and lies at the intersection of urban history, African American history, and the history of capitalism. He is interested in the financial processes and entanglements that underwrite racial inequality, and the implications of those entanglements for democracy, public space, and social movements. Jenkins is the author of The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2021) and co-editor of Histories of Racial Capitalism (New York: Columbia University Press, 2021).


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