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Destin Jenkins

Stanford University

Destin Jenkins (@DestinKJenkins) is an Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University. Destin is a scholar of racial inequality. His work bridges the fields of economic, urban, and political history, and focuses on capitalism, democracy, and social movements in the United States during the long twentieth century. He is the author of The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City (University of Chicago Press, 2021). The book re-situates the history of urban development in postwar San Francisco in the financing networks that underwrote the construction of the built environment.

Areas of Expertise: Economic and Financial History; Racial Capitalism