Ph.D. Princeton University, 2008
Fields of Interest:
Comparative Urban Politics and Policy, Urban Governance, Urban Informality, Community Development, Globalization, Cultural Policy
2013. The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation: Beijing, Chicago, and Paris. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. Nominated for American Political Science Association’s 2014 Dennis Judd Best Book Award in Urban Politics.
2016. “Preserving Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict.” Wilson Briefs, April 2016.
2016. “Building a Slum-Free Mumbai.” Urban Sustainability Laboratory, Wilson Center.
2014. “Informality in Urban Villages.” Urban Age Newspaper: Governing Urban Futures, LSE Cities.
2014. “Governing Art Districts: State Control and Cultural Production in Contemporary China.” The China Quarterly, vol. 219, pp. 827-848.
2011. “Boundaries of Power: Politics of Urban Preservation in Two Chicago Neighborhoods.” Urban Affairs Review, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 511-540.
2008. “Steering Toward Growth: Symbolic Urban Preservation in Beijing, 1990-2005.” Town Planning Review, vol. 79, no. 2-3, pp. 187-208.
Selected Awards and Fellowships:
Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 2015-2016
Stone Scholar Award, American Political Science Association, 2010
Norton Long Young Scholar Award, American Political Science Association, 2009
UIC Provost Faculty Award, 2015
UIC Faculty Mentor Award for Undergraduate Research Initiative, 2013
UIC Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow, 2012-2013
UIC Great Cities Institute Faculty Scholar, 2010-2011