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Sasha TyckoCohort 2019


  • BA, Political Science, University of Chicago


My dissertation research is situated on former sites of prison labor in Atlanta, GA that are undergoing processes of abandonment and development. I trace the convergence of the ecological processes of urban forestation and the political processes of bondage, labor, and freedom. I study how the liminal ecology of abandoned land reshapes the late capitalist imagination and practices of subjectivity, valuation, and desire. Observational filmmaking and photography are central to my ethnographic practice.  

Advisor: Dr. Grimshaw