Bradley is a professor of geography, a DJ, an accomplished yogi, a black belt in Taekwondo and a generally complex human being. He comes from a working class Jewish background and has been heavily influenced by anti-racist and feminist traditions in music and literature. His biography has greatly influenced his research interests. His primary research pertains to Jewish migration within the Bronx. He focuses on the same neighborhoods his parents and grandparents once lived in half a century ago. Bradley’s understanding of this process is influenced by critical race theory, feminist epistemology, and the socio-spatial dialectic. Generally, Bradley’s research addresses how racism is articulated and reproduced on several geographical scales. More specifically, he examines this process by looking at the intersections between space, race, and identity. He is also very interested in the relationship between repression and resistance. His research identifies how racialized groups negotiate and fight against racist institutions and practices. He is also interested in the geographies of sport. Some of his recent research focuses on labor mobility in professional wrestling during the mid-twentieth century.
Winddance Twine, F. and B. Gardener. 2013. Geographies of Privilege. New York: Routledge.
Gardener, B. Forthcoming. Race and Place: The Narratives of Octogenarian Jews in the Bronx. Christoper Mele and Robert Adelman Eds. Race, Space, and Exclusion. Routledge.
Winddance Twine, F. and B. Gardener. 2013. Introduction. Bradley Gardener and France Winddance Twine Eds. Geographies of Privilege. New York: Routledge.
Book Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries:
Gardener, B. Forthcoming. Underclass Theories. Encyclopedia Entry for The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Wiley-Blackwell.
Gardener, B. 2009. Review of Cities and Race: America’s New Black Ghetto by David Wilson, Urban Studies, 46: 2491-2493.