Justin Hosbey

Assistant Professor

Office: 218B Anthropology. Office hours Tuesday 1:30 - 3:30pm.

Phone: 404-727-1036

Email: justin.hosbey@emory.edu


  • PhD, Cultural Anthropology, University of Florida, 2016



  • Cultural and Political Economy of Racism
  • Black ecologies
  • Racial capitalism
  • Violence
  • Digital and spatial humanities
  • Gulf Coast and Mississippi Delta regions, United States


I am a sociocultural anthropologist, interdisciplinary ethnographer, and Black studies scholar. My ethnographic work explores Black social and cultural life in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Mississippi Delta regions, focusing on the ways that southern Black communities articulate modes of citizenship that demand the interruption of racial capitalism and ecocide. My current ethnographic project utilizes research methods from the digital and spatial humanities to understand and visualize how the post-Katrina privatization of neighborhood schools in low income and working-class Black communities has fractured, but not broken, space and place making in Black New Orleans.


  • ANT 101: Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANT 385: Blackness and the Politics of Space and Place