“It’s not about the land underneath campuses. It’s land at a distance, that can be sold or managed to raise funds for endowments.”
Jerome Tharaud is Assistant Professor of English at Brandeis University, where he teaches American literature and culture. He is the author of Apocalyptic Geographies: Religion, Media, and the American Landscape (Princeton University Press, 2020). His current book project investigates the relationship of settler colonialism, resource scarcity, and culture in the modern American West.