Nat Adams is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins, working on issues related to urban sustainability and social equity in Baltimore city. His dissertation research explores the contested status of care work within contemporary urban greening initiatives in disinvested Black communities, and its relation to the longstanding tension between state-sponsored slum clearance and redevelopment efforts and the work of grassroots women’s groups aimed at cultivating livability and social solidarity.  Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins he worked as a program coordinator at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, on policy-oriented research that examined the cultural and religious dimensions of critical international development challenges. He holds an MSc in International Development from Lund University and a BA in Anthropology from Virginia Commonwealth University.