Destin Jenkins is a scholar of racial inequality in America. He is interested in the financial processes and relationships that foster racial inequality, and their implications for democracy, public space, and social movements.
Jenkins is the author of The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2021) and co-editor of Histories of Racial Capitalism (New York: Columbia University Press, 2021).
Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford University, he was the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago. He has held fellowships at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, and the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School.