Homeless Population in California's Central and San Joaquin Valley
This project attempts to examine the governance of unhoused populations across California’s Central and San Joaquin Valley. Homeless population has been growing in the region, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been followed by an increase in surveillance, control, and policing of this population. The research will analyze how capitalism and economic policies produce homelessness. It will examine state and local policies directed towards the governance of homeless populations. Finally, and most important, it will learn from the life experience of unhoused individuals, how this large policies affect their lives.