research

current projects

I. Queens, Immigration, and Foodways

Four articles in progress focus on i) everyday nationalism, ii) city-making and internationalism, iii) sidewalks and urban citizenship, and iv) food practices and landscapes.

II. Spatialzing Intersectionality and Marxism

Article in progress demonstrating how spatializing intersectional theory of capitalism provides new ways to understand how subjugations are geographically embedded.

III. Alimentary Logistics

Research in progress for a co-authored book investigating New York City, Paris, and Mexico City’s food wholesale landscapes.

 

 

forthcoming projects

I. Immigrant Urbanism: Diversity, Life-Making, and Power

Forthcoming book project will examine how diversity is marketed in city-making projects and contested in everyday life by Asian and Latinx groups in the urban peripheries of New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, and Toronto.

II. Death and Cities

Forthcoming research will investigate how migrants’ death practices shape and are influenced by new metropolitan surroundings.

 

past projects

I. Feeding City

Directed research for public reports focusing on Covid-19 impacts on small food enterprises in Toronto.

II. Urban Forest Initiative

Co-produced a short film demonstrating why urban practitioners must protect and preserve urban forests.

III. Reimagining Los Angeles’ Public Sphere

Co-produced a short film illustrating how Covid-19 influenced Los Angeles’ sidewalks.

IV. City Food

Digital research director for an international research project examining migrant patterns, public space, and informal labor practices through a comparative global lens.