Michael Casiano is an assistant professor in UMBC’s Department of American Studies and a core faculty member in UMBC’s Public Humanities minor. His current book project, tentatively entitled Let Us Alone: Race and Police Power in Baltimore, 1857-1929, examines the relationship between policing, municipal governance, and race in post-Civil War Baltimore. Mike has been involved in grassroots housing justice efforts in Baltimore for the past several years as part of Charm City Land Trusts, a community land trust located in East Baltimore, where he also lives. He is an affiliate faculty member in the Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC) doctoral program and an associate member of UMBC’s graduate faculty.
- PhD, Department of American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park (2018)
- B.A., Department of American Studies, University of Maryland College Park (2012)
- Michael Casiano, “‘The Pot’: Criminalizing Black Neighborhoods in Jim Crow Baltimore,” in Nicole King, Joshua Davis, and Kate Drabinski (eds.), Baltimore Revisited: Stories of Inequality & Resistance in a U.S. City (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019), pgs. 37-51.
AMST100: Introduction to American Studies
AMST300: Approaches in American Studies
AMST380: Community in America
AMST413: Policing and Prisons in U.S. Society
AMST490: Senior Seminar
AMST680: Community & Culture (Graduate Section for AMST413)
PUBH200: Introduction to Public Humanities