Research

My research focuses on urban development, urban theory, and racial inequality. My Google Scholar page can be found here. My CV can be found here.

Work on race, urbanization, and urban theory:

“Race and the Construction of City and Nature,” Environment and Planning A, 2017.

The Philadelphia Negro and the Canon of Classical Urban Theory,” Du Bois Review, 2015.

Work on contemporary urbanism and inequality:

“Parks for Profit: The High Line, Growth Machines, and the Uneven Development of Urban Public Spaces,” City & Community, 2014.

Reprinted in Deconstructing the High Line: Postindustrial Urbanism and the Rise of the Elevated Park, edited by Christoph Lindner and Brian Rosa, Rutgers University Press, 2017.

Work on urban ideologies and the urban environment:

“Imbricated Spaces: The High Line, Urban Parks, and the Cultural Meaning of City and Nature,” Sociological Theory, 2016.

“Memory Politics: Growth Coalitions, Urban Pasts, and the Creation of ‘Historic’ Philadelphia” (second author, with Marcus Anthony Hunter and Gary Alan Fine), forthcoming in City & Community, 2017.

“Urban Spaces, City Cultures, and Collective Memory” (first author, with Gary Alan Fine and Marcus Anthony Hunter, in the Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies, edited by Anna Lisa Tota and Trever Hagen, Routledge, 2015.