As a urban and social researcher I examine the evolution, use, and meanings of urban space. Concerned with notions of justice and equity, I specifically explore the everyday life of cities at the intersection of migration, politics of difference, and governance. My work is multidisciplinary, connecting approaches, theories, and methodologies from design disciplines, social sciences, and the humanities. Below are links to some recent projects:


Migrant Foodways – Queens, New York


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