research

As an urban and social scholar, 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, care work, 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:

Feeding City

Migrant Foodways

Urban Forest Initiative

Queens’ Roosevelt Avenue

Street Food and Urban Markets

Sidewalk Struggles and Citizenship

Reimagining Los Angeles’ Public Sphere

Little Arabia: A Southern California Ethnoanchor

Migration & Restaurants: America’s Most Diverse Thoroughfare