Dawson, Ashley


Born in South Africa during the apartheid era, Ashley Dawson is currently Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and the College of Staten Island. His previous books include Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change and Extinction: A Radical History. A member of the Social Text Collective and the founder of the CUNY Climate Action Lab, he is a long-time climate justice activist.