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  • Laura Y Liu

    Associate Professor of Global Studies and Geography

    Email
    lauraliu@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    G - 80 Fifth Avenue

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    Laura Y Liu

    Profile

    I am interested in encouraging thoughtful engagement with ideas and practices of social transformation at various scales, in particular, its spatiality, contextual contingency, contradictions, and enduring possibility.


    Degrees Held

    PhD, Geography, Rutgers University;
    MA, Geography, Rutgers University;
    BA, Architecture, University of California at Berkeley


    Professional Affiliation

    • Association of American Geographers
    • Urban Affairs Association
    • American Studies Association
    • Association for Asian American Studies

    Recent Publications

    • “Blank Slates and Disaster Zones: The State, September 11, and the Displacement of Chinatown.” In Indefensible Space: The Architecture of the National Insecurity State. Ed. Michael Sorkin. New York: Routledge (2007)
    • “Counterhegemony and Context: Racial Crisis, Warfare and Real Estate in the Neoliberal City,” Urban Geography, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 714-721 (2006).
    • “ ‘Hen’s Teeth’ in Geography: Women of Color and Inter-disciplinary Strategies for Navigating the Discipline,” Gender, Place and Culture Vol. 13 No. 1. 2006
    • “The Place of Immigration in Studies of Geography and Race,” Social and Cultural Geography Vol. 1 No. 2. 2000

    Research Interests

    Urban, political, and feminist geography; Gender and ethnic studies; Community and class organizing; Migration and work; Race and space; Chinatowns


    Awards And Honors

    • 1998-1999, Fellowship, Society of Women Geographers, New York Group.
    • 1998-1999, Fellowship, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University.

    Current Courses

    CRS: Art&Activism in the City

    Global Economies

    Global Economies (Spring 2019)

    Global Engagement Colloquium

    Global Engagement Colloquium (Spring 2019)

    Independent Study

    Thesis Supervision

    Thesis Supervision (Spring 2019)

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