Tech and the Global South Topic: Surveillance & Policing Perspectives From USA & South Africa

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Martin Murray is a professor of urban planning at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he focuses on planning in developing countries. He also is an adjunct professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies in U-M’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Murray began his academic career as a sociologist focused on urban geography. His current research engages the fields of urban studies and planning, global urbanism, cultural geography, distressed urbanism, development, historical sociology, and African studies. Specifically, he focuses on two fields of inquiry: first, the trajectories of global urbanism at the start of the 21st century, and second, the turn toward master-planned, holistically-designed “private cities” built from scratch, especially those currently under construction or in the planning stages in urban Africa.

In addition to six books and three co-edited volumes, Murray has written nearly 70 journal articles and book chapters that focus on diverse geographical areas of the world at different historical periods. After his first book, The Development of Capitalism in Colonial Indochina, 1870-1940 (University of California Press, 1980), Murray pursued a deep and abiding interest in the politics of South Africa and has published on a range of topics, including class formation and rural transformation, the transition from apartheid to parliamentary democracy, city building, and urban planning.


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Sarah Rispin is a Lecturing Fellow in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, where she has overseen the development of its Digital Intelligence curriculum. She is also the Co-Director of the Duke Undergraduate Certificate Program in Digital Intelligence, and the Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and the Biosciences. Prior to coming to Duke, Ms. Rispin worked in administrative law. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was on the board of the University of Chicago Law Review.


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