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    Public and Urban Policy PhD
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  • Current Students

    Public and Urban Policy PhD students at the Milano School inquire into a wide range of research areas.

    Recent dissertations have examined systemic strategies to address homelessness in Texas; the mobility experience of workers in Mexico City; migrant representation during the European “refugee crisis” in the UK; urban informality in Bogotá; the production of the public sphere in post-Fidel Cuba; property tax limitations in the delivery of public services by local governments; educational disadvantage of migrant children in urban China; the impact of changes in poverty on neighborhood conditions; and home ownership after the great recession.

    Learn more about the research interests of our current students.

    NameResearch Interests
    Adebayo AlabiThe effects of housing policy on local economic development and community well-being
    Fatimah Al-KhaldiHousing policy, racial capitalism, low-income migration, the Middle Eastern and North African region
    Valerie J. AmorDeveloping regenerative, environmentally just, and equitable designs and policies addressing climate change impacts on coastal urban cities
    Muhammad Amir AnsariThe effects of intergovernmental fiscal systems on local economic development: a case study of Pakistan
    Florencia BarindelliDeterminants and effects of highly skilled labor migration and the implications for public policy
    Andrés BernalThe political and discursive dimensions of public policy in shaping the Green New Deal as a response to a crisis of political ecology in the United States
     John BettsThe intersection of homelessness, housing, and healthcare with particular interest in the difference between a right to shelter and a right to housing, how cultural narratives and ideologies perpetuate homelessness, and how policy systems (un)intentionally perpetuate the conditions they are attempting to correct
    Raven E. BrownNeoliberalism, the right to housing and the evolution of the welfare state in post-apartheid South Africa—broadly, capitalism and democracy in the post-Soviet era and democratic transitions and social movements—utilizing qualitative and participatory methods
    Carlos José Celis OrtegaPublic health policies and the relations between environment and culture
    Elizabeth CuccaroDifference Making in the Age of ADHD: Parenting, Policy, and Professional Practice—An ethnographic study of policy, professional practice, and cultures of parent advocacy around attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and related learning differences (ADHD/LD)
    Liat EisenThe role of public space in divided cities in the age of social networks; the effects of geopolitical changes on cities that are split along ethnic and religious lines, privatization of public space, sovereignty and control of the public domain
    Emie EshmawyUrban design/planning, infrastructure, crisis and economic development in the context of spatial theory, with a focus on war-torn and weather-devastated cities
    Sarah FarsadAffirmative action policies and diversity initiatives implemented to diminish racial inequities in higher education in the U.S., with an emphasis on art and design programs
    Belen FoddeFood Governance and Food Security in Slums. The Case of Villa 20, Buenos Aires, Argentina. An analysis on food policies and governance and their impact on households' food security
    Isis GambleSocial movements/collective action; right to the city; mobility justice; affordable transportation and transportation justice; pedagogy for urban planning; asset based community development
    Cynthia Golembeski
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar using mixed methods to analyze how policy, law, ethics, and management operate at the nexus of criminal legal and health systems as determinants of health and safety; philanthropy, nonprofit management, social safety net programs, civic and political participation, and global health
    Cedric GottfriedUrban-rural interconnectedness, power relations, regional cooperation versus competition, land and natural resources management, regional metabolism, territorialization of energy and resource sobriety
    Harold HindsEducation policy
    Martha JaimesThe effects of urban infrastructure and labor market dynamics on urban productivity and local economic development, with a focus on Bogotá, Colombia
    Lina JaramilloLina is working on a qualitative research study on the policy advocates' role of Afro-Colombian grassroots communities in Bojayá, Colombia, supporting the implementation of the peace agreement in rural areas
    Audrey Jenkins
    How migration influences system transformation and processes of community, ecological, and structural change
    Giulia LavagnaThe efficacy of inclusionary zoning as a means of affordable housing production in developing countries
    Hoyeon LeePolitical economy of labor market inequality; labor and urban policies; social welfare policies
    Andrea Patricia Llinas Vahos International development, social justice, education, gender, public policy, women empowerment, human rights, and communication
    Anan A. MaaloufUrban and transport planning, mobility theory, municipal and institutional capacity, public transportation networks, GIS and spatial analysis, and policymaking; research focusing on assessing municipal capacities of Arab cities in Israel by examining public transportation development practices and policies
    Jeanine Marie
    Social, economic, and resource equity, reproductive justice, and social safety net programs
    Lisa McClainRestorative justice, focusing on not only city jails and the members of service that place these individuals there but, most important. the judicial system which governs who goes where
    Veronica Olivotto Processes of policy deliberation around urban climate change risk and resilience, including production and access to relevant/usable scientific knowledge of climate risks at different scales and situated power dynamics; New York City and South America
    Bobbette PattersonThe effectiveness of performance measures on health outcomes in New York City hospitals
    Claribel RamirezEconomic development strategies, poverty, and the hunger trap in Puerto Rico
    Jeannette RauschPublic participation in urban land-use development and urban waterfront development
    Jason RochfordDomestic outsourcing, the gig economy, and the impact of online labor platforms on workers and cities
    Nicolas Jose Rodriguez Studying the upgrading of the horticulture value chain in Argentina's prairies, the main objective being to provide public policy recommendations for value addition and productive sustainable transition from extensive monocropping, in cooperation with government bodies, institutions, private firms, and civil society
    Camila RonderosLow-income housing, informal settlements, access to credit, and the role of housing microfinance in Latin America; slum redevelopment and relocation policies and the effect on household income
    Akilah RosadoA Sense of Belonging: Investigating the classroom experiences of Black children in predominately white progressive independent schools in NYC that have implemented a racial equity curriculum and culturally responsive pedagogy
    Rebecca ScheerThe development and use of community development indicators to improve neighborhood well-being
    Michael StackThe effects of mass incarceration and the growing racial wealth gap on sustainable community development, with particular attention to abandoned ghettos in American cities
    Katja Starc Card Exploring the relationship between the state and society at the city level, my research focuses on municipal governance in fragile and conflict-affected settings
    Julie SyversonKey areas of interest include climate change, disaster risk reduction, and urban resilience; current research focusing on how communities can recover after disasters caused by natural hazards—particularly exploring the relationship between different actors in a disaster recovery process
    Azra TanovićNexus of climate change and global conflict and understanding how climate change will impact global (in)security in the coming decades
    Quan H TranUrban sociology, institutional economics, race, and migration
    Manuel Valderrama FlorezApproaches and techniques that aid understanding the complexities of implementation and evaluation of public policy
    Jennifer Ventrella Policy implementation of clean energy transitions in New York State: neoliberal regimes and counter-hegemonic alternatives
    Michael WilliamsThe effects of public workforce programs on improving labor market outcomes for long-term unemployment for low-income minority men in New York City
    Tanishia WilliamsThe intersectionality of education, policy, equity, and opportunity situated in structural, institutional, and racial ideologies
    Rajeev YerneniThe explanation of native and foreign-born Chinese American smoking prevalence rates in New York City
    Peter ZayasPolicing disparities between minority communities and the general population by ascertaining barriers to police reform implementation
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