Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Laura Y Liu

    Associate Professor of Global Studies and Geography


    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 Affiliations:

    • 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 2020)

    Global Engagement Colloquium

    Global Engagement Colloquium (Spring 2020)

    Independent Study

    Thesis Supervision (Spring 2020)