Ph.D. Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2009
M.A. Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2004
Advanced Arabic for Research, Institut Français d'Etudes Arabes de Damas (IFEAD), Damascus, Syria, 2002
B.A. Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas, Austin, Summa Cum Laude, 1997
Andy Clarno is Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research examines racism, capitalism, colonialism, and empire in the early 21st century, with a focus on the relationship between marginalization and securitization. Andy teaches courses on globalization, race and ethnicity, policing, and urban sociology.
Andy is currently leading a research workshop focused on policing in Chicago. Building on long histories of struggle, communities of color in Chicago are forging powerful solidarities as they confront the criminalization of Black youth, the deportation of Latinxs, and the surveillance of Arab/Muslim communities. Yet most studies of policing analyze these communities in isolation. This project will shift the focus by exploring the relationship between local police departments, federal immigration authorities, and national security agencies. It is designed as a community-engaged research workshop that brings faculty and students at UIC into conversation with community organizations in Chicago.
Recent publications include “Neoliberal Colonization in the West Bank” in Social Problems (Forthcoming), “Hiking the West Bank” in Contexts (Spring 2015), “Rescaling White Space in Post-Apartheid Johannesburg” in Antipode (November 2013), “Securing Oslo” in Middle East Report (Winter 2013), and “The Constitution of State/Space and the Limits of ‘Autonomy’ in South Africa and Palestine/Israel” in Sociology and Empire, edited by George Steinmetz (2013).
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