Urbanization and Migration

 

View of central Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where a team of Geography Department researchers traveled to conduct field research.

View of central Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where a team of Geography Department researchers traveled to conduct field research.

Researchers in the urbanization and migration field investigate topics that impact the way that people move and live. It is impossible to understand globalization without studying cities, which represent the centers of global interconnections.

Work in this subject focuses on ideas like migrant identities, transnationalism, public space, urban planning, monuments and memorials, the Arctic, green cities, informality, mobilities, urban sustainability and resilience.

 


Featured Researchers

  • Professor Marie Price investigates immigrant entrepreneurship in metropolitan Washington, D.C., mapping socio-spatial networks of migrant diasporas.
  • Professor Elizabeth Chacko studies precarity, identity and transnationalism among immigrant groups including Ethiopian restaurateurs and taxi drivers.
  • Professor Declan Cullen uses qualitative data to unpack the labor relations behind the Uber ride-hailing company.
     

Faculty in This Focus