Brandi T. Summers

Brandi T. Summers is an associate professor of geography at the University of California, Berkeley, and a contributing writer at Places.

Her research examines the relationship between and function of race, space, urban infrastructure, and architecture. She is author of Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) and has published articles and essays that analyze Blackness, culture, aesthetics, and urbanization, in both scholarly and popular publications. Her current research project focuses on questions of history, value, the right to place, and memory and erasure in her hometown, Oakland, California.