Mellon Forum // Propertied Power and Infrastructures of Resistance in the Urban North

With Anne Bonds and John N. Robinson III
Mar 25, 2024, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Betts, Zoom, and Live Stream Channel 7


Event Description

Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment: Transforming Land / Making Property

Propertied Power and Infrastructures of Resistance in the Urban North

Anne Bonds, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 


John N. Robinson III, Princeton Assistant Professor of Sociology

This is a hybrid event. Attend in person at the School of Architecture, or register for the zoom webinar using the below link:


A view-only livestream is available on Media Central Channel 7:



The Mapping Racism and Resistance project examines the critical role of racial covenants, as they worked together with other anti-Black housing practices, in restricting access to housing and producing racial segregation in Milwaukee County. Our research is also centered on uncovering the challenges made by Black Milwaukeeans in response to racial covenants. Drawing from this work, I consider housing as racialized property and the ways in which property and race are mutually articulated through the dialectics of (dis)possession and struggle.


Special funding for this session is provided by the Department of Sociology and the Humanities Council. 

The Spring 2024 Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment is kindly sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and the Princeton Center for Collaborative History, Departments of Art & Archaeology, English, and Politics, HMEI, PIIRS, SPIA, and the School of Architecture.

Mellon Forum events are free and open to the public. Lunch is provided while supplies last.