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Jocelyn Wills

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Location: 1127c Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2812
Fax: 718.951.4504
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Jocelyn Wills zig-zagged her way to New York from Vancouver, British Columbia, via Texas, Minnesota, and the many dotted roads that connect the contiguous United States with Canada and Mexico. Along the way, she encountered both dazzling diversity and disturbing disparities. This collision of the American promise with everyday reality informs all of her research and teaching interests. Wills' most recent book, Tug of War: Surveillance Capitalism, Military Contracting, and the Rise of the Security State (2017), lifts the veil on a corporate world girded by powerful forces at the nexus of state, capital, and geopolitical power games. Her current research focuses on American boom-and-bust, and the experiences of workers, consumers, and small business operators in post-Civil War Brooklyn.

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