research

As an urbanist I produce new knowledge and understanding between humans and built environments. My research specifically explores everyday city life at the intersection of migration, politics of difference, and governance in order to understand how to make societies more equitable, viable, healthy, and meaningful. My work is interdisciplinary, connecting theories and methodologies from social sciences, design disciplines, and the humanities. Below are links to some recent projects:

Migrant Foodways

Queens’ Roosevelt Avenue

Sidewalk Struggles and Citizenship

Reimagining Los Angeles’ Public Sphere

Little Arabia: A Southern California Ethnoanchor

Street Food and Urban Markets in the Global North and South

Migration and Restaurants: Mapping America’s Most Diverse Thoroughfare