Garnette Cadogan, Urban Studies and Planning

The streets had their rules, and I loved the challenge of trying to master them…Kingston was a map of complex, and often bizarre, cultural and political and social activity, and I appointed myself its nighttime cartographer.

GARNETTE CADOGAN - in 'Walking While Black'

 

 

 

Visiting Scholar 2017-2018
Hosted by Professor Brent Ryan
Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP)

Garnette Cadogan is an essayist and journalist currently appointed as a Visiting Fellow at University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture and as a Visiting Scholar at New York University's Institute for Public Knowledge.

Research interests: The promise and perils of urban life, the vitality and inequality of cities, and the challenges of pluralism.

2017-2018 Scholars

Flushing, Queens Sojourn–Garnette Cadogan introduces “God’s Row-Bowne Street”: How Flushing’s settlers planted seeds for our religious freedom



Garnette Cadogan and artist Sam Messer on BRIDGES Exhibit

Artist Sam Messer's portrait of essayist and journalist Garnette Cadogan, presented at the exhibition "BRIDGES: New Paintings, Works on Paper, and Video by Sam Messer" on view through August 6, 2017.

Garnette Cadogan is an essayist and journalist who focuses on history, culture, and the arts. He is currently appointed as a Visiting Fellow at University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture and as a Visiting Scholar at New York University's Institute for Public Knowledge. His present research explores the promise and perils of urban life, the vitality and inequality of cities, and the challenges of pluralism.

He is editor-at-large for Non-Stop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (edited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro) and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Harlem Renaissance (with Shirley E. Thompson; forthcoming).

Cadogan holds a B.A. in Political Science (2000) from Tulane University, where he was honored with a Randolph C. Read Award for outstanding scholarship and high promise for future achievement.

He has also held visiting fellowship appointments at the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Columbia College Chicago, Columbia University, and Yale University.

At MIT, Professor Brent Ryan of the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) will host Cadogan as an MLK Visiting Scholar.


BOOKS

Oxford Handbook on the Harlem Renaissance, co-edited with Shirley E. Thompson (University of Texas at Austin). Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019.

These Radiant Streets: Walking in the Modern City. Forthcoming 2018.

Editor-at-large and contributor of Non-Stop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, co-editors, Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. University of California Press, 2016.

SELECTED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

“Introduction to Carolyn Drake,” Aperture Magazine - Special issue on American Destiny (Spring 2017).

“Law of Love, Peace, and Libertie,” Non-Stop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, co-edited with Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. University of California Press, 2016. Also published in Catapult (September 2017) as “Love Your Crooked Neighbor With Your Crooked Heart”.

“Round and Round,”Non-Stop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, co-edited with Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. University of California Press, 2016. Also published with photo essay and video in BuzzFeed (October 2016) as “How To Walk Around the World Without Leaving New York”.

“Black and Blue,” The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race, ed. Jesmyn Ward. Charles Scribner's Sons, 2016. Reprinted Literary Hub, Le Monde, Courrier International, and In These Times.

“A Family Name,” Freeman’s: Family (Summer 2016).

“Introduction to Ruddy Roye,” Aperture Magazine - Special issue on Vision and Justice (Summer 2016).

“Black and Blue,” Freeman’s: Arrival (Fall 2015). Inaugural issue of Freeman’s, a literary journal edited by former editor of Granta John Freeman. Other invited contributors include Haruki Murakami, Anne Carson, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Aleksandar Hemon, David Mitchell, and Etgar Keret.

Interview with Edwidge Danticat, BOMB Magazine Issue 126 (Winter 2014).

“Due North,” Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York, ed. John Freeman. OR Books, 2014. Also published in Virginia Quarterly Review (September 2014).

“A Home in Song,” Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, eds. Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker, University of California Press, 2013.

“Bouncing with Jubilee,” New Orleans: What Can’t Be Lost. 88 Stories and Traditions from the Sacred City, ed. Lee Barclay. University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2010.

Roundtable on Haitian Music” (March 2009) and “What Does Revolution Sound Like?” (July 2009), The New Yorker Online. Roundtable essay-conversations with Laurent DuBois, Edwidge Danticat, Madison
Smartt Bell, Elizabeth McAlister, and Ned Sublette on the history, politics, and culture
of Haitian music and the Haitian Revolution.

Interview with Ned Sublette- Parts I & II, BOMB Magazine (Spring 2008).

SELECTED ESSAYS AND REVIEWS

“V. S. Naipaul’s World,” Caribbean Review of Books (May 2008).
“Reggae Messiah,” Caribbean Review of Books (February 2007).
“Mother of Us All,” Caribbean Review of Books (November 2007).
“Roy DeCarava: In Time,” Culture Catch (March 2006).


"Mapping the Infinite City: Nonstop Metropolis." Fall 2016 City Design and Development Forum. City Arena, MIT. 13 December 2016.

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