New Issues in the Study of Urban New York
Thursday, April 19th 2012
Fordham University, Lincoln Center
South Lounge, Plaza Level
An exciting conversation with prominent sociologists and anthropologists discussing contested visions of citizenship and community in New York City over the past decade.
Constance Rosenblum, panel moderator. Ms. Rosenblum was the longtime editor of the City section of The New York Times. She has taught courses in cultural and urban affairs reporting at Columbia Journalism School and worked as a writer for the New York City Planning Commission, where she helped draft the city’s first master plan. She is the author of Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak and Hope along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx (2009).
Alyshia Galvez, Associate Professor, Lehman College. Her work with Mexican migration to New York City focuses on two areas: religiosity and the role of religious organizations in channeling migrant organization and activism; pregnancy and childbirth among immigrants and the ways in which they are received by the public health system
Setha Low, Professor, CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Low, former president of the American Anthropological Association has conducted important urban research in Latin America and New York. She is currently conducting research on coop boards in the broader context of New York City real estate.
Joseph Salvo, a graduate of Fordham’s Sociology doctoral program. He has been with the New York City Department of City Planning for a number of years and is currently the Director of its Population Division and its chief demographer. He is a frequent commentator in the media, especially on census related issues.
Neil Smith, Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Smith is a ground breaking geographer on space and place, focusing on processes of gentrification in a neoliberal economy.