Samuel Shearer, PhD

Human Development, Urban Humanities

Samuel Shearer is an assistant professor in the Department of African and African American Studies. Shearer’s work focuses on the design, production, and destruction of urban space in African cities and how these processes inform popular politics and cultures across the continent. His current book project, tentatively titled The Kigali After: A New City for the End of the World is about the politics of urban design, displacement, and the dual crises of capitalism and ecology in one of the fastest urbanizing cities the world: Kigali, Rwanda.





Goals & Impact

Draw connections between geography and culture in Africa.



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