Christina heatherton


co-EDITOR, Policing the Planet

Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016) co-edited with Jordan T. Camp traces the global rise of the "broken-windows" strategy of policing. With contributions from #BlackLivesMatter cofounder Patrisse Cullors, poet Martín Espada, scholars Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Robin D.G. Kelley, Naomi Murakawa, Vijay Prashad, and many more.

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author, “The broken windows of rosa ramos”

“The Broken Windows of Rosa Ramos: Neoliberal Policing Regimes of Imminent Violability” in Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State: Inequality, Exclusion and Change, edited by Leela Fernandes (NY: NYU Press, 2018).

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editor, Forum: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

“Forum: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes,” editor and participant, Social Justice, Special Issue, Neoliberal Confinements: Social Suffering in the Shadows of the Carceral State, eds. Ben Fleury-Steiner and Alessandro De Giorgi (2018).


author, “Broken Windows Neoliberalism”

“Broken Windows Neoliberalism,” Funambulist Magazine, Paris, France, November-December 2016.

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author, “relief and revolution”

Relief and Revolution: Southern California Struggles against Unemployment in the 1930s” published in Moon-Ho Jung (ed.), Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements Across the Pacific (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014)

Co-editor, Freedom Now!

Freedom Now! Struggles for the Human Right to Housing in LA and Beyond, co-edited with Jordan T. Camp (LA: Freedom Now Books, 2012). Produced with the Los Angeles Community Action Network this reader considers the struggles against eviction, gentrification, homelessness and the privatization of public housing. Contributors include organizers like S’bu Zikode of Abahlali baseMjondolo, artists like Chuck D of Public Enemy, and scholar-activists such as Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Mike Davis, and George Lipsitz.

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author, “University of Radicalism“

"‘University of Radicalism’: Ricardo Flores Magón and Leavenworth Penitentiary" Special issue: Las Américas Quarterly American Quarterly 66: 3 (September 2014)

Editor, Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader 

Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader, editor (LA: Freedom Now Books, 2011). Explores struggles against displacement, misrepresentation, and civil rights violations in Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Contributors include Robin D.G. Kelley, Cedric J. Robinson, Clyde Woods, Don Mitchell, LisaGay Hamilton, and Gary Blasi.