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 Broken City: Race, Property, and Policing in Early Twentieth-Century Baltimore, examines the relationship between everyday policing and urban development during the first-half of the twentieth century. 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.
- 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
- AMST380: Community in America