AJ Rice


B.A., International Relations, Michigan State University; M.A., Politics, New School for Social Research; Ph.D., African American and African Studies, Michigan State University


Manufacturing Failure: "Revitalization," Racial Dispossession and the Takeover of Detroit Public Schools

Thesis Advisor:

Pero G. Dagbovie, Professor of History and Geneva Smitherman, Professor of African American & African Studies and English, Michigan State University

Research Topic:

Black politics; racial capitalism; urban geography; Black Studies


Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, Professor of Political Science, and Marcus Hunter, Professor of African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

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