Julia Rabig

Julia Rabig earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and currently teaches at the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African- American Studies at the University of Rochester. Her dissertation explores the history of community economic development efforts in Newark since the 1950s.

What’s the Matter With Newark?

For the community economic development organizations that have spent decades trying to keep Newark's neighborhoods afloat, the promise of a new mayor has only managed to throw the city's paradoxes into sharper relief.