"Swampification did not merely stagnate Black terraqueous landscapes but further perpetuated racial stereotypes of Blackness as out-of-place and pestilent, and situated the presence of non-White others as antithetical to U.S. progress."
Congrats to Morgan P. Vickers, Geography PhD candidate, on their first journal article, published in Annals American Association from Geographers. In their article, "On Swampification: Black Ecologies, Moral Geographies, and Racialized Swampland Destruction," Morgan proposes coupling Black ecologies with moral geographies to bring attention to the sociospatial imaginaries placed on Black people that forced them to the ecological margins, then later extracted them from those very spaces when the landscapes stood in the way of White progress . Read the whole piece here!