Michan Andrew Connor is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. He earned his PhD from the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California in 2008 and spent the 2012-2013 academic year as a visiting fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Emory University. He is currently researching and writing Suburban Secession and Color-Blind Racism in Fulton County, a manuscript addressing the relationships between political boundaries, power and identity in metro Atlanta, with particular attention to the ways that localism, privatization, and taxpayer politics have emerged as defenses of white privilege in a notionally “postracial” society. His work has been published in the Journal of Urban History, American Studies, the Journal of Urban Affairs, and the Southern California Quarterly.

Visiting Scholar, James Weldon Johnson Institute, Emory University, 2012-13

Assistant Professor (Interdisciplinary Studies), University of Texas at Arlington, 2008-

PhD (American Studies and Ethnicity), University of Southern California, 2008

BA (American Studies), Northwestern University, 1998

Born Worcester, MA 1976