Leslie Kern

Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program · Mount Allison University

Expert in urban social issues, including gentrification, gender, and inequalities.

Gentrification/Displacement Gender Cities Urban Affairs Enviromental Justice

Isaac Martin

Professor and Chair of Urban Studies and Planning · UC San Diego

Isaac Martin's research focuses on social inequalities and politics.

Tax Policy Social Theory Urban Sociology Social Inequality and Poverty Quantitative Analysis

Igor Vojnovic

Professor · Michigan State University

Expert on urban development, infrastructure investment, urban design, regional governance, taxation, and municipal issues

Municipal Issues Regional Governance Infrastructure Investment Urban Development Urban Design

Andrew Deener, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology · University of Connecticut

Andrew Deener is a professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut.

Food Systems Gentrification Economic Sociology Culture City Development

Xuefei Ren

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert in the politics of urban development, globalization, social change, art and cultural industries

International architecture China Urban Development

Rory Kramer, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Rory Kramer, PhD, is an expert on racial inequality, race and education, police use of force and segregation and the physical environment.

Criminology Urban neighborhoods Urban Sociology Education and inequality Racial identity

Jacqueline Kennelly

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology · Carleton University

Professor Kennelly's work encompasses youth cultural studies, critical educational studies, urban sociology, and social movements

Youth Cultures Citizenship Democracy Social Inclusion and Exclusion Globalization and Neoliberalism

Kitty Kelly Epstein, PhD

Faculty Trustee + Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Activist, organizing for power

Action Orientated Research Leadership & Change Structural Inequality and Diversity Research and Action On the Racial Wealth Gap Resident Engagement in Urban Policy

Gail Silverstein

Clinical Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: silverst@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8920 / Office 300-100

Public Interest Law Clinical Teaching Individual Representation Mediation Ethics in Practice

David Fiorenza

Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

David Fiorenza is an expert in local economic impact, the economics of the hospitality industry and state budgetary negotiations

Business Microeconometrics Urban Development Municipal Finance Public Sector

Rubén Martínez

Professor of English and Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature & Writing · Loyola Marymount University

Professor of English and Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature & Writing at Loyola Marymount University

Journalism Mixed-Genre Writing Post-Colonial Literatures and Diaspora

Richard Campanella

Associate Dean for Research, Senior Professor of Practice - Architecture and Geography · Tulane University

Richard Campanella's research integrates mapping and spatial analyses with architecture, social science and the humanities.

Geographic Information Systems Architecture Urbanism Geography Human Settlements

Ascanio Piomelli

Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: piomelli@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8925 / Office: 100 McAllister Street, Suite 350

Social-Change Lawyering Clinical Legal Education Community Legal Services Wage & Hour Law Community Group Advocacy

Nick Tsivanidis

Assistant Professor · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Urban economist researching the process of urbanization in developing countries

Urbanization in Developing Countries Development Economics Urban and Regional Economics Applied Macroeconomics

Andréa Livi Smith

Professor · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Smith is an urban planner, preservationist and architectural historian whose research focuses on urban design and preservation.

Gamification Graves and Burial Sites Walkability Preservation Urban Design

Leslie Martin

Associate Professor of Sociology · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Martin specializes in urban sociology, race/ethnic relations, welfare and poverty issues.

Urban Sociology Race / Ethnic Relations Welfare and Poverty Sociology of Education Public Housing

Jesse Keenan

Associate Professor · Tulane University School of Architecture

Keenan specializes in sustainable real estate and urban development.

Housing Studies Environmental Finance Building Science and Economics Real Estate and Infrastructure Climate Change Adaptation