Destin Jenkins

Destin Jenkins

Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
destin jenkins

Destin Jenkins is a historian of the twentieth century United States, with specializations in African American history, urban studies, and the history of capitalism. He received his PhD in History from Stanford University. His book project, Bonded Metropolis: Debt, Infrastructure, and the Contradictions of Democracy in Postwar San Francisco, argues that the practices of municipal debt finance redistributed wealth upwards, reinscribed racial inequality, and undercut democracy. In Fall 2016, he will teach the course, “Histories of Racial Capitalism,” in the Department of African and African American Studies. 

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