Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy
PhD Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles
218C Social Ecology 1
Urban Planning and Public Policy
urban sociology, politics and policy; social movements; immigration; comparative urbanism; theory; planning conflicts
I am interested in how cities are places that help empower (or not) marginalized groups. This general interest has led me to study immigrant rights struggles in various countries including the United States, France, and the Netherlands. By closely looking into immigrant mobilizations in such different countries, certain cities appear to play important roles in politicizing marginalized people and providing the support needed for intensive political mobilizations. I plan to continue this general research in the coming years by examining how urban planning can be used as a tool for building more socially just cities.