The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nicholas Caverly

Nicholas Caverly
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: 
STS, Racism + Racial Capitalism, Cities, Techno-Politics, Design Justice

I am an anthropologist of technology interested in the intersections of racism, space, and justice. In my research I use ethnographic and archival methods to investigate political ecologies of racial capital—especially white power and antiblackness—in North American cities. My work is organized around three main questions:

  1. why do structural inequities persist?
  2. how do the material conditions of inequity shape bodies, places, and technical systems?
  3. what do people do to respond?