SGDE Professor Jason Jurjevich receives Digital Borderlands/Mellon Foundation grant from the UA Library

Jason Jurjevich, SGDE Associate Professor of Practice received a Digital Borderlands/Mellon Foundation grant from the UA Library for his project “Mapping Racist Covenants.” GIST Assistant Professor of Practice Yoga Korgaonkar is participating on the research team.

The 1-year project will begin in September ($60,000) with funding from the Digital Borderlands Project at the UA Library, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Abstract: Standing on the shoulders of Mapping Prejudice and other similar projects exploring the geography of racial covenants, “Mapping Racist Covenants” tells the story of racist covenants across Tucson neighborhoods and subdivisions, focusing on those enacted between 1931-1950. The project helps situate how racist covenants, in particular, are part of a larger set of institutional housing restrictions that have, and continue to, affect communities of color. Jurjevich’s project team includes Chris Kollen, librarian emerita, and geography assistant professor of practice Yoga Korgaonkar. Partners include the African American Museum of Southern Arizona, Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, City of Tucson Housing and Community Development, and Southwest Fair Housing Council.

The UA Library formally announced the Mellon grant winners here: