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Jocelyn Wills


Location: 1127c Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2812
Fax: 718.951.4504

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. These realities inform all of her research and teaching interests. Her 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, revealing the ways in which the neoliberal project turned satellites into a multi-billion-dollar commodity and outer space into a competitive, militarized zone. Her current research/book projects focus on American boom-and-bust and the everyday experiences of workers, consumers, and small-business operators in post-Civil War Brooklyn.

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