Davarian Baldwin serves as Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College and is author of In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities Are Plundering Our Cities and Chicago's New Negroes: Modernity, the Great Migration, and Black Urban Life.

April 11, 2024

Analysis

The Electric Vehicle Developmental State

BYD exemplifies transformations in Chinese industrial policy

The rise of the Chinese EV industry has been enabled not only by generous government subsidies but also by profound changes in strategy and organization, and in particular by a distinctive revival of vertical integration—at both individual firm and national…

July 8, 2021

Phenomenal Works

In his new book, In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities Are Plundering Our Cities, Davarian Baldwin identifies an “increasingly parasitic” relationship between universities and the cities they occupy.