Danielle Purifoy is a lawyer and assistant professor of Geography at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on environmental justice and the racial politics of development in Black towns and communities. Danielle serves as Board Chair of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network and on the leadership team of Durham Beyond Policing in Durham, North Carolina. She is the former Race and Place editor of Scalawag, a media organization devoted to Southern storytelling, journalism, and the arts.