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Geography Speaker Series Explores the Impact of Gentrification on Elections

October 16, 2018

Markie McBrayer, Ph.D., of U of I’s Department of Politics and Philosophy, will talk about gentrification in urban neighborhoods and the effects this process has on urban elections from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at McClure 209. McBrayer will present findings from a recent study of the 40 largest U.S. cities that show that gentrification negatively impacts the election of African-American representatives but not of Latino/a representatives and will discuss the implications for urban governance and politics.

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