Thomas Sugrue is a regular source for journalists worldwide reporting about:

  • American politics

  • Cities and suburbs

  • Civil rights and race

  • Poverty and inequality

  • Urban policy

  • U.S. history


The Abolition Movement, Vanity Fair, September 2020

Communities of color are dumping grounds for toxic waste in Michigan, Metro Times, September 16, 2020

Sindicatos amenazan en EU con paros, piden justicia racial, El Diario (Mexico), September 6, 2020

Unions threaten work stoppages amid calls for racial justice, Associated Press, September 5, 2020

What Uprisings Before The Civil Rights Era Can Tell Us About Protests Today, Wisconsin Public Radio, September 1, 2020.

The New Election Battleground? Trump and Biden Will Fight for America's Suburbs, North, August 28, 2020.

Trump Doesn't Understand Today's Suburbs--and Neither Do You, Politico, August 6, 2020.

Trump, with racial foghorn, blows up elaborate right-wing rationale for rescinding fair housing policy, Talking Points Memo, July 29, 2020.

Detroiters Remember Nelson Mandela's 1990 Visit, Metro Times (Detroit), July 14, 2020

If Americans Grappled Honestly with their History, Would Any Monuments Be Left Standing? Foreign Policy, June 24, 2020

Suburban White Women Built 'Tough on Crime' America. Could They Help Force Its Demise?  Mother Jones, June 23, 2020

From 1967 to George Floyd: Detroit activists connect the dots to fight racial inequality," Detroit Free Press, June 14, 2020

Mort de George Floyd : pourquoi le mouvement de contestation aux Etats-Unis est exceptionnel, Le Journal du Dimanche [France}, June 9, 2020.

Wenn auch weiße Kleinstädter protestieren, Neues Deutschland, [Berlin], June 9, 2020

Entretien: Une nouvelle conscience des injustices raciales est en train d’émerger aux Etats-Unis, Alternatives Economiques [France], June 8, 2020

Massenproteste gegen Rassismus: Zehntausende demonstrieren friedlich in US-Städten, Der Tagesspiegel [Germany], June 7, 2020


Etats-Unis : "Les conditions d'un soulèvement plus large sont là," L'Obs [Paris], June 6, 2020.

Die goldene Zeit des urbanen Lebens geht zu Ende, Die Welt [Germany], June 6, 2020

'Breadth and scale' of nationwide protests is 'staggering': NYU history professor, Raw Story, June 6, 2020.

2020 will mark us all, for the rest of our lives," Boston Globe, June 5, 2020

10 Experts on Where the George Floyd Protests Fit into American History, Time, June 4, 2020

Beverly Hills, Buckhead, and Soho: The New Sites of Urban Unrest, New York Times, June 2, 2020.

Pandemic, Recession, and Unrest: 2020 and the Confluence of Crises, US News and World Report, June 2, 2020

How Violent Protests Against Police Brutality in the '60s and '90s Changed Public Opinion, Vox, June 2, 2020. 

The Fire This Time, The Nation, June 1, 2020

Damaging buildings disproportionately hurts the people protesters are trying to uplift, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 1, 2020

The Coronavirus Quieted City Noise: Listen to What's Left, New York Times, May 22, 2020.

Detroit should anticipate a painful post-virus recovery, Detroit News, April 5, 2020 



Thomas J. Sugrue, NYU, 20 Cooper Square, Fourth Floor, New York, NY  10003