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Kayla Edgett


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Geography-Geology Building 120K
Research Interests:

Critical human geography; racial capitalism; placemaking; social movements; counterinsurgency; Atlanta


Ph.D. (Current), Geography, University of Georgia 

M.S. (2022), Geosciences, Georgia State University 

B.A. (2013), Sociology, Emory University 

Selected Publications:

Edgett, K., Hankins, K., & Pierce, J. (2023). Whitenesses in the city: A history of place-making in Little Five Points, Atlanta, USA. Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City. 

Edgett, K. (2022). Competing Spatial Imaginaries and Counterinsurgency in the "Black Mecca": A Case Study of the Ron Carter Patrol. Thesis, Georgia State University.

Edgett, K. & Abdelaziz, S. (2021). The Atlanta Way: Repression, Mediation, and Division of Black Resistance from 1906 to the 2020 George Floyd Uprising. Atlanta Studies.

Research Areas:

Major Professor

Nik Heynen

Distinguished Research Professor

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