Erin McElroy

Erin McElroy is the cofounder of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, a counter-mapping and digital storytelling collective that documents dispossession and resistance struggles upon gentrifying landscapes. Erin co-founded the Radical Housing Journal. They are also an assistant professor of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and earned their doctoral degree in Feminist Studies from the University of California with a dissertation project entitled ‘Unbecoming Silicon Valley: Techno Imaginaries and Materialities in Postsocialist Times”. This project analyzes the politics of space, race, technology, and displacement in Romania and Silicon Valley, as well as modes of resistance and deviance. Unbecoming Silicon Valley forges together the twin concepts of racial technocapitalism and Silicon Valley imperialism in order to understand temporal and racial entanglements in postsocialist space.

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