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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


年度阅读︱后工业美国的爱与恨: Reading of the Year: Love and Hate in Post-Industrial America, The Paper (China), Jan. 3, 2024

UAW's Shawn Fain paves a new path for America's labor left, Axios, November 7, 2023

The Revival of Political HistoryHow one fellowship program is bringing a field of study back to the forefront, Chronicle of Higher Education, November 2023. 

Black UAW workers say they're striking to keep the promise of a middle-class life, NBC News, Sept. 23, 2023


How the UAW's Shawn Fain is using Christian rhetoric during the strike, Axios, September 19, 2023


How an auto workers strike 87 years ago transformed America, CNN Business, September 17, 2023


San Francisco isn't Destined to be the Next Detroit, Washington Post, July 17, 2023

The Unfinished Struggle for Civil Rights in Pennsylvania, WITF Radio, June 14, 2023

Las ciudades estadunidenses deben tener cuidado con el “efecto dona,” Milenio (Mexico), May 15, 2023

US Cities Must Beware of the "Donut Effect," Financial Times, May 15, 2023


It's the Pragmatism, Stupid! Philadelphia Citizen, May 5, 2023


Thomas Sugrue Discusses Race and Inequality at UMich, Michigan Daily, April 17, 2023

Stateside, Michigan Public Radio, April 10, 2023

The Detroit Walk for Freedom (1963), The Royal Gazette (Bermuda), February 14, 2023


For Black Americans, yesterday's housing discrimination is today's air pollution crisis, MSNBC, May 19, 2022

Northern Civil Rights and Republican Affirmative Action, JSTOR Daily, March 22, 2022.

Two Perspectives on the COVID Era, Behind the News, KPFA, February 10. 2022.

Where Does Detroit Go From Here? Midstory, December 1, 2021.

Jamelle Bouie, Bill Clinton, Race, and the Politics of the 1990s, New York Times, October 9, 2021

Thomas Sugrue : « Après le 11 septembre, un nationalisme simpliste a ressurgi », Interview by Raphael Bourgois, AOC/Analyse Opinion Critique, September 11, 2021. 

New York: I ♥️ Catastrophe, France Culture, September 2021

--Episode 2: La crise des Subprimes--New York 2008--Monopoly Game Over,

--Episode 4: Covid Capital--New York 2020-2021. 

Home hunting while Black: How racism sabotages the American dream, MSNBC, September 4, 2021

Detroit segregation wall still stands, a stark reminder of racial divisions, NBC News, July 19, 2021

Black Bottom lost to I-375, urban renewal. Is something owed? Detroit Free Press, July 15, 2021

The brewing industry is facing a social reckoning, Now Black brewers are making craft beer more inclusive, Business Insider, June 2021. 

They Killed the Jan. 6 Commission, Now We Need to Kill the Filibuster, Daily Beast, May 28, 2021

Amerika’s laatste kans, De Groener Amsterdammer, January 28, 2021

Historians Rail Against Trump's 1776 Commission, The Guardian, January 22, 2021

Biden Wants to Unite the Country: How Can He Do It? Two Dozen Thinkers Offer Bold Ideas for a New Administration in a Fractious Time, Politico, January 20, 2021

That Old Time Southern Populism, American Prospect, January 20, 2021

Trump's 1776 Commission Critiques Liberalism in Report Derided by Historians, New York Times, January 19, 2021

Trump's 1776 Report Would Be Funny If It Were Not So Dangerous, Slate, January 19, 2021

Trump Commission releases report promoting 'patriotic education,' UPI, January 19, 2021

Why Trump's "1776 Commission" is such an unfortunate mess, MSNBC, January 19, 2021

Pre-Existing Conditions: What 2020 Reveals About Our Urban Future, Public Books, November 2020. FINALIST for National Magazine Award (Ellies), 2021. Author and editor.

Entretien: Trump est le maître du chaos et va tout faire pour compliquer la situation , L'Obs (France), November 6, 2020

Dearth of Credit Starves Detroit's Housing Market, Wall Street Journal, October 29, 2020

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



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