Urban Consortium Research
New York City Politics, Government, Urban Health Policy
Johns Hopkins University Press
March 12, 2015
New York City Politics
Rutgers University Press
June 22, 2008
Should New York City reconsider term limits?
from city and state new york “Ask the Experts”: Does allowing former members to run again after a hiatus contradict the purpose of term limits?
Bruce Berg, professor of political science at Fordham University: The primary goals of New York City’s term limits law were to bring fresh faces and ideas to the City Council and to decrease the role of professional politicians in local policy making. Allowing former council members to run again, even after a break, does appear to contradict the goals of term limits. Looking at recent City Council elections, however, many of the newly elected council members replacing the term limited council members have been former council staff, family members, or individuals who have already served in elective office at the state level. They are just as much professional politicians as those whom they replaced. So the goals of term limits have not been well served by its current iteration. Professional politicians are still being elected to the council, even if they are not incumbent council members. As a result, allowing former council members to run again, after a break, would not change, or harm, the workings of the council in any significant way.
Read the full “Ask the Experts” at cityandstateny.com.
- Healing Gotham: New York City’s Public Health Policies for the Twenty-first Century Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.
- New York City Politics: Governing Gotham. New York: Rutgers University Press, 2007.
Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Computer and Information Science
System Dependability, Computer Security
- Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Y. Wu, H. Huang, N. Wu, Y. Wang, T. Wang, “An incentive-based protection and recovery strategy for secure big data in social networks,” Information Sciences, 508 (Jan. 2020): 79–91.
- Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, H. Tao, and A. Abdalla, M. Hassan, J. Jain, and T. Hayajneh, “Secured Data Collection with Hardware-based Ciphers for IoT-based Healthcare,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 6(1): 410-420, Feb 2019 [SCI IF:5.92, JCR Q1]
- Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, G. Wang, J. Wu, and J. Cao “Dependable Structural Health Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Systems (TDSC), 2017 [SCI IF:2.92, JCR Q1] [ESI Highly Cited Paper, As of Jan 2018]
- Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, G. Wang, and Athanasios V. Vasilakos, “Local Area Prediction-based Mobile Target Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), 2015 [SCI IF:2.92, JCR Q1] [ESI Highly Cited Paper, As of Jan 2018]
- Entao Luo, Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan*, Guojun Wang, Md Arafatur Rahman, Jie Wu, and Mohammed Atiquzzaman, “PrivacyProtector: Privacy-Protected Patient Data Collection in IoT-based Healthcare Systems,” IEEE Communication Magazine (COMMAG), 56(2): 163-168, 2018 (Corresponding Author) [SCI IF: 10.45, JCR Q1]
Susan Block-Lieb, School of Law
Consumer Protection, Debtor Education, Bankruptcy
- "Soft and Hard Strategies: The Role of Business in the Crafting of International Commercial Law." Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2019; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3390001.
- "Cities as a Source of Consumers’ Financial Empowerment." Emory Bankruptcy Developments, Vol. 3, J. 388-409 (2018); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3200447
- "Lenders’ Roles and Responsibilities in Sovereign Debt Markets" (2018). University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming; UNC Legal Studies Research Paper; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper.
- "Reaching to Restructure Across Borders (Without Over-Reaching), Even after Brexit." Forthcoming, American Bankruptcy L.J. (2018); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper.
- "The UK and EU Cross-Border Insolvency Recognition: From Empire to Europe to 'Going it Alone'." Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 40, No. 5, 2017; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3030185.
Urban Design, Sustainable Development
website: Kiss + Cathcart
- The Bronx River Greenway River House, 2008 Design Award from the Art Commission of the City of New York.
- Stuyvesant Cove Environmental Learning Center, 2006 New York City Green Building Design Competition Award.
- Pitt Street Residence on Houston Street, New York (2008).
- Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ (2002)
- New Museum of Contemporary Art in Soho, New York City (1997)
Elizabeth Cooper, School of Law
Legislation, Poverty, Sexuality, Clinics, Women
- "The Appearance of Professionalism" (May 1, 2018). Florida Law Review, Vol. 70 (2019), (Forthcoming); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3171594.
- "Report and Recommendation on Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples." New York State Bar Association, Special Committee on LGBT People and the Law, June 20, 2009.
- "The Power of Dignity." Fordham Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 3, 2015; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2681142.
- "Forty Years of Loving." Fordham Law Review Vol. 76, No. 2669, 2008; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper.
Nestor M. Davidson, School of Law
Real Estate, Land Use, Affordable Housing, Local Government
Law And The New Urban Agenda
May 15, 2020
The New Preemption Reader
West Academic Publishing
January 3, 2019
Global Perspectives in Urban Law
December 4, 2018
The Law of the Sharing Economy
Cambridge University Press
November 22, 2018
Law Between Buildings
October 14, 2016
How California is Redefining Rent Control
from fordham newsroom:
In a video for the Wall Street Journal, Professor Nestor Davidson shares his expert opinion on California’s new rent control law (03:27) — aimed at solving housing issues statewide — and what it could mean for national policy.
From Davidson (04:51):
“So if the question is, what’s the trajectory of this policy? I don’t think we’ve seen it play out fully. I think there’s a lot of energy from local government officials and tenants themselves, and I think that energy is actually going to increase. We’re in a housing crisis across the country. Although rent regulation and tenant protection isn’t the only solution to that crisis I think there’s a growing recognition that this is a policy area that’s garnering increasing support.”
Law And The New Urban Agenda
from Nestor M. Davidson & Geeta Tewari —
The Urban Law Center's newest volume, Law and the New Urban Agenda, will be available on May 15, 2020 as an e-book and you can pre-order the hard copy now.
Given COVID-19’s impact on cities globally, it is more important than ever to highlight the significance of urban law and policy for students. This new book offers a constructive and critical valuation of the legal dimensions of the U.N.’s New Urban Agenda (NUA), adopted at the 2016 United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to foster a globally shared understanding of the vital link between urbanization and a sustainable future. A myriad of legal challenges – and opportunities – stand between the NUA and its goals. Examining case studies from natural disasters and resulting urban migration in Honshu and Tacloban, to innovative collaborative governance in Barcelona and Turin, to the accessibility of public space for informal workers in New Delhi and Accra, and power scales among Brazil’s metropolitan regions, the contributions in this new book frame an important academic dialogue about the legal dimensions of the NUA, all of which will be of interest to scholars across the range of urban studies.
Law and the New Urban Agenda underscores the value of urban law as a discipline in supporting the healthy development of inclusive cities for all. This timely volume sheds light on the many complex challenges that urban growth poses for legal systems around the globe, and I commend this eclectic group of scholars for their engagement with the New Urban Agenda. – Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director, UN-Habitat
Pre-order Law And The New Urban Agenda.
Culture shifts in gun control preemption laws
A recent Florida ruling could mark a change in the political landscape around city gun control, said Nestor M. Davidson, Fordham Professor of Law. More than 40 states have passed “preemption laws” to keep from becoming a “patchwork of competing gun laws,” wrote Tricia L. Nadolny in USA Today. But mayors in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Dayton, and Tucson are frustrated by their inability to enact solutions to local violence.
“If the larger political culture shifts,” said Davidson, “I won’t be surprised to see if – as in Florida – the pushback does materialize in a way where, whether it’s through litigation or legislation, you are going to see the balance shift.”
Read the full article at USA Today : “Frustrated Philadelphia mayor calls for gun control. Here's why it hasn't happened in his city”.
The Confederate Statues’ Ruling
from fordham news: Law Professor Nestor Davidson joined host Craig Williams and fellow commentator, Professor Richard Schragger, on Lawyer 2 Lawyer to discuss the ruling and controversy over the removal of Confederate statues and what is next in this legal fight.
“There are important statutory issues. I think the equal protection question is an important one, and whether this ends at the Virginia Supreme Court or ultimately goes up to the U.S. Supreme Court will largely turn on whether this case is decided as a matter of Virginia law both under the statute and questions of legislative immunity which we typically decided as a question of state law. I think if the case is resolved in a way that rests on those Virginia grounds, we’ll see it end at the Virginia Supreme Court, if it goes that far, and I tend to suspect that it will given how Judge Moore has ruled. I don’t think the city is going to let that ruling stand, or at least they are going to I assume pursue an appeal but the federal constitutional question such as the equal protection defense, which really goes in many ways to the heart of the conflict about what these statues mean and who gets to speak for the community, raises important federal constitutional questions.”
Listen to the podcast on the Legal Talk Network's Lawyer 2 Lawyer :
The Dilemma of Localism in an Era of Polarization
abstract. Localism, the discourse of local legal power and state-local relations, has returned to the center of national attention, driven by gridlock at the federal level and sharply rising political and cultural conflicts between cities and their states. In recent years, states have aggressively sought to constrain, eliminate, and even criminalize local policy discretion across an array of policy domains. Cities and their advocates have just as aggressively fought back—in litigation, in the political arena, and in popular discourse.
Read the paper at the Yale Law Journal
- Law And The New Urban Agenda. Edited with Geeta Tewari. New York: Routledge, 2020.
- The New Preemption Reader: Legislation, Cases, and Commentary on State and Local Government Law. With Richard Briffault & Laurie Reynolds. St. Paul, MN: West Academic Publishing, 2019.
- Global Perspectives in Urban Law: The Legal Power of Cities. Edited with Geeta Tewari. New York: Routledge, 2018.
- The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of the Sharing Economy. Edited with Michèle Finck & John J. Infranca. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- Law Between Buildings: Emergent Global Perspectives in Urban Law. Edited with Nisha Mistry. New York: Routledge, 2016.
- "City Charters as Local Constitutions." Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3461745 (2019).
- "Law & Neighborhood Names." With Dave Fagundes. Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 3 (2019).
- "The Dilemma of Localism in an Era of Polarization." Yale Law Journal, Vol. 128, No. 4 (2019).
- "The Cambridge Handbook on the Law of the Sharing Economy." In The Cambridge Handbook on the Law of the Sharing Economy. Edited with Michèle Finck & John J. Infranca. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- "The Place of the Sharing Economy." In The Cambridge Handbook on the Law of the Sharing Economy. Edited with Michèle Finck & John J. Infranca. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- "The Place of Flourishing Families." With Clare Huntington. Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 43, No. 963 (2017).
- "Affordable Housing Law and Policy in an Era of Big Data." Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 44, No. 277 (2017).
- "Localist Administrative Law." Yale Law Journal, Vol. 126, No. 2 (2016).
- "The Sharing Economy as an Urban Phenomenon." Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 34, No. 2 (2016).
- "Resetting the Baseline of Ownership: Takings and Investor Expectations After the Bailouts." Maryland Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 722 (2016).
- "Regleprudence – At OIRA and Beyond." With Ethan J. Leib. Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 103, No. 259 (2015).
- "Nationalization and Necessity: Takings and a Doctrine of Economic Emergency." Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal, Vol. 3, No. 187 (2014).
- "What is Urban Law Today? An Introductory Essay in Honor of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Fordham Urban Law Journal." Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 41, No. 1579 (2013).
- "The Mobility Case for Regionalism." With Sheila Foster. UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 63 (2013).
- "New Formalism in the Aftermath of the Housing Crisis." Boston University Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 389 (2013).
- "A Most Useful Ball of Thread." Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development, Vol. 21 (2013): 285.
- "Property and Identity: Vulnerability and Insecurity in the Housing Crisis." Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL), Vol. 47, No. 119 (2012).
- "Property's Morale." Michigan Law Review,, Vol. 110 (2011): 437.
- "Judicial Takings and State Action: Rereading Shelley After Stop the Beach Renourishment." Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2011).
- "Fostering Regionalism: Comment on the Promise and Perils of 'New Regionalist' Approaches to Sustainable Communities." Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 675 (2011).
- "Property in Crisis." With Rashmi Dyal-Chand. Fordham Law Review, Vol. 78 (2010): 1607.
Gregory T. Donovan, Communication and Media Studies
Internet Access, Smart Urbanism, Participatory Action and Design
Canaries in the Data Mine
October 22, 2020
Mapping Conference Tackles Justice Issues from a Geographic Perspective
from fordham news:
In a three-day symposium titled “Mapping (In)Justice,” dozens of scholars came to Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus from Nov. 7 to Nov. 9 to examine how digital mapping is being used by academics as a methodology to study justice and injustice, particularly when researching underserved communities.
Gregory Donovan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies and co-founder of the Fordham Digital Scholarship Consortium, organized the conference with department chair Jacqueline Reich, Ph.D.
“Spatial media have politics, these are not neutral things,” said Donovan, who teaches a course of the same name as the conference for the Masters in Public Media. “We need to look at how our subjects are using digital mapping in their own lives and not just use this technology to study them from afar, like a scientist with a clipboard.”
Read the full article by Tom Stoelker at Fordham News.
View Digital Maps Project Gallery
from m(i)j project gallery:
- A Fine and Fertile Country: How America Mapped its Meals, Lena Denis & Danielle Brown, Harvard Map Collection.
- Counter-Mapping Evictions in NYC, Manon Vergerio, Ariana Allensworth & Ciera Dudley, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
- Durham Health Indicators Project, Tim Stallmann, Research Action Design, & John Killee, DataWorks NC.
- Participatory Mapping to Reduce Urban Risk in Lima, Rita Lambert, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London.
- Recalibrating Queens: Re(sident)-centering the development debate in LIC, Kristen Hackett, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
- Screening Surveillance: Mapping, Monitoring, and Future-Ing Big Data Surveillance, sava saheli singh, University of Ottawa.
- Siege of Antioch Project, W. Tanner Smoot & Douglass Hamilton, Fordham University, Center for Medieval Studies.
- ToxiCity: Mapping Pollution in North Brooklyn, Jesse Braden, Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative, & Anthony Buissereth, North Brooklyn Neighbors.
- unARchived, Abraham Avnisan, Kent State University, Christian Anderson, University of Washington Bothell, & Amir Sheikh, Independent Scholar.
- Canaries in the Data Mine: Understanding the Proprietary Design of Youth Environments. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
- "Minor Data: Reading the “Smart” City Through Engaged Pedagogy." in Critical Reading Across the Curriculum, Vol. II: Social and Natural Sciences (eds. Robert J. Diyanni and Anton Borst), Wiley-Blackwell, 2020.
- Proceedings of the Mapping (In)Justice Symposium (co-ed. with Jacqueline Reich). New York, NY: Fordham University, 2019.
- "Media and Methods for Opening Education." The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, Vol. 5 (2014).
- "Opening Proprietary Ecologies: Participatory Action Design Research with Young People." Methodological Challenges When Exploring Digital Learning Spaces in Education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2014.
- "iLearn: Engaging (In)Formal Learning in Young People’s Mediated Environments." Informal Education, Childhood and Youth: Histories, Geographies, Practices. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Ayala Fader, Sociology and Anthropology
Urban Anthropology, Ethnicity, Gender
Princeton University Press
August 2, 2009
New Anthropology Workshop Aims to Turn Academic Text Into Simple Prose
from fordham news:
This past October, a team of Fordham scholars was awarded $20,000 from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research to create a workshop where Fordham undergraduates, local high school students, and scholars work together to make academic articles easier to understand.
“Academic writing is often inaccessible to the people whom the findings most affect, especially young people of color in public high schools,” said Ayala Fader, Ph.D., project collaborator and professor of anthropology at Fordham. “We hope that this workshop gives students access to scholarship on language and inequality and the ability to reflect on how these subjects affect their own lives, while showing them what college life and careers in linguistic anthropology look like.”
This new writing initiative, the Demystifying Language Project (DLP), began with a three-week pilot class in 2019. In collaboration with Fordham’s Center for Community Engaged Learning, two non-Fordham graduate students taught high school students a class on linguistic anthropology, which included simplified academic readings. But at the end of the pilot session, the DLP team realized the teaching material was still too dense and incomprehensible for the students.
“This is tragic because high school students are losing the potential to better understand the ways that language, culture, and power work in the world,” said Fader, a linguistic anthropologist who studies the relationship between language, culture, and inequality. “During the pandemic, the DLP team decided to focus on creating a set of readings that are accessible to all high school students.”
Read the full article by Taylor Ha at Fordham News.
- Double Life: Faith, Doubt and the Internet among Ultra-Orthodox Jews in New York. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (Forthcoming).
- Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.
- "The Counterpublic of the J(ewish) Blogosphere: Gendered Language and the Mediation of Religious Doubt among Ultra-Orthodox Jews in New York." The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol., 23, No. 4 (2017): 727-747.
- "Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Interiority and the Crisis of Faith." Special section on sincerity and interiority. Hau: A Journal of Ethnographic Theory, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2017): 185-206.
- "Secular and Religious Literacies in Multilingual Hasidic Homes and Schools." Religion as a Mediator of Languages, Literacies and Identities: Critical and Ethnographic Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2016.
- "Occupy Judaism: Religion, Digital Media and the Public Sphere" (with Rabbi Owen Gottlieb). Anthropological Quarterly, Vol. 88, No. 3 (2016): 759-793.
Greta Gilbertson, Sociology and Anthropology
Immigration, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Citizenship
- "Transnational Mobility, Domestic Arenas, and Carework Among Immigrant Women from the Dominican Republic." Latino(a) Research Review, Vol. 7 (2010): 37-58.
- "Caregiving across Generations: Aging, State Assistance, and Multigenerational Ties among Immigrants from the Dominican Republic." Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America. New York: NYU Press, 2009.
- "Citizenship in a Globalized World." Migration Information Source, January (2006).
Community and Economic Development
- "Two, Three, Many Rosas! Rebellious Lawyers and Progressive Activist Organizations," Clinical Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 611 (2017).
- "The Greening of Community Economic Development: Dispatches from New York City" (with former CED Clinic students Carmen Huertas-Noble and Jessica Rose), Western New England Law Review, Vol. 31 (2009).
- "Integrative Lawyering: Navigating the Political Economy of Urban Redevelopment" (with Sheila Foster), California Law Review, Vol. 95 (2007), part of symposium on "Race, Economic Justice &Community Lawyering in the New Century." Available at http://ssrn.com/author=330388
Lauri Goldkind, Graduate School of Social Service
Social Justice, Macro Practice, Nonprofit Leadership, Capacity Building, Organizational Development
Digital Social Work
Oxford University Press
November 28, 2018
- Digital Social Work: Tools for Practice with Individuals, Organizations, and Communities. Edited with Lea Wolf & Paul P. Freddolino. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
- "The messy complexities of democratic engagement and empowerment in participatory design – an illustrative case with a community-based organisation." With M. Thinyane, K. Bhat & K. Cannanure. CoDesign, Vol. 16, No. 1, Special issue: The Politics of CoDesign (2020): 29–44.
- "We Could Be Unicorns: Human Services Leaders Moving from Managing Programs to Managing Information Ecosystems." With John G. McNutt. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, Vol. 43, No. 4 (2019): 269–77.
- "Leave No Org Behind: Exploring the digital life of Community Action Agencies." With Suzanne Marmo. In John G. McNutt, ed. Technology, Activism, and Social Justice in a Digital Age, 123–36. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
- "Small Data, Big Justice: The Intersection of Data Science, Social Good, and Social Services." With Mamello Thinyane & Moon Choi. Journal of Technology in Human Services, Vol. 36, No. 4 (2018): 175–78.
- "Vampires in the Technological Mist: The Sharing Economy, Employment and the Quest for Economic Justice and Fairness in a Digital Future." With John G. McNutt. Ethics and Social Welfare, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2018): 51–63.
- "Technology in Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action." With John G. McNutt, Chao Guo, & Seongho An. Voluntaristics Review (2018): 1–63.
- "Data Collaboration and Participation for Sustainable Development Goals: A Case for Engaging Community-Based Organizations." With Mamello Thinyane & Hoi Iam Lam. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, Vol. 3 (2018): 44–51.
- "The Journal of Technology in Human Services Turns a New Page." With Chitat Chan. Journal of Technology in Human Services, Vol. 35, No. 4 (2017): 271–76.
- "Nonprofit 2.0: Hardware, Software and Shareware. Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Age." In Nonprofit Management: A Social Justice Approach. New York: Springer, 2016.
- "Fundraising for Social Justice: Securing Resources for Just Causes." In Nonprofit Management: A Social Justice Approach. New York: Springer, 2016.
- "Late Adapters? How Social Workers Acquire Knowledge and Skills About Technology Tools." With Lea Wolf & Jamie Jones. Journal of Technology in Human Services, Vol. 34, No. 4 (2016): 338–58.
- "Digital Native Meet Friendly Visitor: A Flexner-Inspired Call to Digital Action." With Lea Wolf. Journal of Social Work Education, Vol. 52, No. 1, Sup. 1 (2015): 99–109.
- "Leaning Out: Exploring Organizational Advocacy Activities From an Open Systems Perspective." Journal of Policy Practice, Vol. 14, No. 3-4 (2015): 191–211.
- "E-advocacy in Human Services: The Impact of Organizational Conditions and Characteristics on Electronic Advocacy Activities among Nonprofits." Journal of Policy Practice, Vol. 13, No. 4 (2014): 300–15.
- "Protective Webs: Exploring a Role for School Social Workers on Behalf of Delinquent Youths." Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, Vol. 11, No. 4 (2014): 337–49.
- "More Than the Sum of Its Parts: An Innovative Organizational Collaboration Model." With Manoj Pardasani. Administration in Social Work, Vol. 36, No. 3 (2012): 258–79.
Jennifer Gordon, School of Law
Immigration, Labor/Worker Rights, Employment
Harvard University Press
April 30, 2007
Why a Ghent-like system is needed in the US
from the center for american progress.org:
The Ghent system—an arrangement whereby trade unions help deliver government-supported unemployment insurance—exists in its truest form only in a handful of countries, including Sweden, Belgium, and Denmark. However, the United States has a number of Ghent-like policies where unions deliver or help people access governmental benefits—including workforce training, retirement benefits, and enforcement of workplace laws. Expanding upon these models would increase union membership and improve the quality of public programs in the United States.
In "Strengthening Labor Standards Enforcement Through Partnerships with Workers' Organizations" (Politics & Society, 2010), Fordham Professor of Law Jennifer Gordon and Janice Fine of Rutgers University argue that there is a mismatch between the enforcement strategies of most federal and state labor inspectorates and the industries in which noncompliance continues to be a problem. The authors propose augmenting labor inspectorates by giving public interest groups like unions and worker centers a formal, ongoing role in enforcement in low-wage sectors.
Under a Ghent-like co-enforcement model, government could complement its traditional enforcement activity by partnering with unions and worker organizations, Fine and Gordon have explained.
Read the full report at americanprogress.org.
- Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap/Harvard University Press, 2005.
- "Refugees and Decent Work: Lessons Learned from Recent Refugee Jobs Compacts." Employment Policy Department, International Labour Office – Geneva, Employment Working Paper No. 256, 2019; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3523247 (2020).
- "Immigration as Commerce: A New Look at the Federal Immigration Power and the Constitution." Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 93, No. 653 (2018).
- "Regulating the Human Supply Chain." Iowa Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 445 (2017).
- "Tensions in Rhetoric and Reality at the Intersection of Work and Immigration." Symposium on Persistent Puzzles in Immigration Law. UC Irvine Law Review, Vol. 2, No. 125 (2012).
- "People Are Not Bananas: How Immigration Differs from Trade." Northwestern Univ. Law Review, Vol. 104, No. 1109 (2010).
- "Strengthening Labor Standards Enforcement through Partnerships with Workers' Organizations" (with Janice Fine). Politics And Society, Vol. 38, No. 552 (2010).
Christina Greer, Political Science
Urban Politics, Black Ethnic Politics, American Politics, Public Opinion
Oxford University Press
June 6, 2013
Bloomberg as Candidate
Fordham University Associated Professor of Political Science Christina Greer talks about Mike Bloomberg as presidential candidate with Pat Kiernan of NY1.
New Queens challengers
from the city:
“A long roster of progressive political newcomers is targeting Queens incumbents in local and national races — setting off primaries next year for some elected officials who’ve run unopposed for years.”
“Given gentrification and “shifting patterns of migration,” it’s natural that a crop of challengers are springing up in Queens, said Christina Greer, a Fordham University political science professor.
Gentrifiers are in a “higher economic class, tend to vote more and tend to demand things that community members have gotten used to not having,” she said.”
Read the full article at thecity.nyc.
- Black Politics in Transition: Immigration, Suburbanization, and Gentrification. Edited with Candis Watts Smith. New York: Routledge, 2019.
- Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
- "Scholarly Engagement with the Public: the Risks and Benefits of Engaging Outside of the Classroom." Political Communication, Vol. 35, Issue 1 (2017).
- "A Nation Divided Still: How a Vote for Trump Says More about the Voter than the Candidate Himself." The Dream Revisited, March, Issue 23 (2017).
- "Obama’s Racial Legacy." Columbia Public Policy Review, Fall (2016).
- "African-American candidates for the presidency and the foundation of black politics in the twenty-first century." Politics, Groups, and Identities, Vol 4, Issue 4 (2016): 638-651.
- "To Be Young, Gifted, Black, and a Woman: A comparison of the Presidential Candidacies of Charlene Mitchell and Shirley Chisholm." Distinct Identities: Minority Women in U.S. Politics. New York: Routledge, 2016.
- “Racial and Ethnic Politics” (with Jeff R. Smith). CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics. CQ Press, 2016.
- “The International Dimensions of Everyday Black Political Participation” (with Robin J. Hayes). Journal of African American Studies, Vol. 18, Issue 3 (2014): 353-71.
Annika Hinze, Political Science
Urban Comparative Politics, Immigration, Religious/Ethnic/National Identity, Urban Neighborhood Space
City Politics, 11th
July 12, 2022
September 4, 2018
Univ Of Minnesota Press
August 15, 2013
Gentrification in New York
If you go out the door and are surrounded by smoothies and coffee roasters and the Craft Beer is served in jars for a great deal of money, you know this area has been thoroughly gentrified. This can be seen in Berlin as well as in New York at a glance.
New York is becoming more and more expensive, many can hardly afford the rent in the city and are repressed - and the protest against gentrification and repression has little chance. But how do the New Yorkers actually perceive it, when once rundown neighborhoods are upgraded and everything is getting more and more expensive?
Listen to the podcast with Associate Professor of Political Science Annika M. Hinze on Radiobrücke USA:
What Makes a Great City Tick?
Director of Urban Studies, and Professor of Political Science, Annika Hinze, is researching the best practices for making cities just, fair, and equitable for all.
If you go into communities and interview people who live in what we call gentrifying communities, a lot of them welcome the changes in the neighborhood. Everybody wants to live in a nice neighborhood, with good infrastructure, and good schools that come with gentrification. It’s just that the residents want to stay in the neighborhood once it turns.
Because cities are growing in importance around the globe, Hinze said she’s eager to continue partnerships with institutions in Pretoria, Berlin, and Amsterdam, and recruit more international students to study in New York. Closer to home, courses like The Urban Lab, which is being co-taught this semester by former urban studies director Rosemary Wakeman, Ph.D., professor of history, and Fordham Law’s Sheila Foster, exemplify the way the urban studies degree is truly interdisciplinary.
Read the full story by Patrick Verel at Fordham News.
- City Politics: Cities and Suburbs in 21st Century America, Eleventh Edition. With Dennis R. Judd. New York: Routledge, 2022.
- City Politics: The Political Economy of Urban America. With Dennis R. Judd. New York: Routledge, 2018.
- Turkish Berlin: Integration Policy and Urban Space. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
- "Transnational Heritage Migrants in Istanbul: Second Generation Turk-American and Turk-German 'Returnees' in Their Parents' Homeland." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 42, No. 12 (2016): 1959-1976.
- Urban Research & Practice: North American Urban Politics, ed. with James M. Smith, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2013).
Clare Huntington, School of Law
Family, Immigration, Poverty
Failure To Flourish
Oxford University Press
September 1, 2016
Empirical Evidence in the Administration of Family Law
from the regulatory review :
"Each year, reports of alleged abuse and neglect of nearly 7.5 million children reach local child welfare agencies across the United States. With so many reports, agencies need to determine which require an urgent response. Many child welfare agencies are turning to empirical evidence to help triage these cases.
"In a recent paper, Clare Huntington, a law professor at Fordham University, acknowledges that empirical evidence—especially the use of predictive analytics—can improve child welfare policies and practices. But she argues that empirical data must be used with great caution."
To guide this nuance, this Essay’s framework calls for more effective gatekeeping mechanisms across the institutions of family law. It warns decisionmakers to be attentive to the potential for empirical evidence to reflect and refract the legal salience of intersecting identities, including race, gender, and class. And the framework encourages a robust role for legal scholars to make empirical evidence accessible and comprehensible for those crafting legal rules and policies.
- Huntington, "The Empirical Turn in Family Law," Columbia Law Review 118, no. 1 (2018).
Read the full report by Meghan Downey at Penn Law's The Regulatory Review.
- Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
- "The Legal Framework Governing Corporal Punishment." The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, Vol. 73, No. 1 (2020).
- "Reconceptualizing Legal Childhood" (with Elizabeth Scott). Michigan Law Review, Vol. 118 (forthcoming 2020).
- "Abortion Talk." Michigan Law Review, Vol. 117, No. 1043 (2019). (reviewing Carol Sanger, About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First Century America)
- "The Empirical Turn in Family Law." Columbia Law Review, Vol. 118, No. 227 (2018).
- "Early Childhood Development and the Law." S. Cal. Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 755 (2017)
Julie Kleinman, Sociology and Anthropology
Migration, Borders, Urban Studies, Labor, Race, Infrastructure, Social Movements
Univ Of California Press
December 3, 2019
- Adventure Capital: Migration and the Making of an African Hub in Paris. Oakland, Ca.: University of California Press, 2019.
- "From Little Brother to Big Somebody: Coming of Age at the Gare du Nord." Affective Circuits: African Journeys and the Pursuit of Social Regeneration. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.
- "‘All Sons and Daughters of the Republic’? Producing Difference in French Education." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2016):261-278.
- "Adventures in Infrastructure: Making an African Hub in Paris." City and Society, Vol. 26, No. 3 (2014).
- "The Path between Two Points: Malian Adventures in France." Transition, Vol. 113 (2014): 25-43.
- "The Gare du Nord: Parisian Topographies of Exchange." Ethnologie française, Vol. 42, No. 3 (2012): 567-576.
Robin A. Lenhardt, Georgetown Law
Race Relations, Race and the Family, Critical Race Theory
- Critical Race Judgements: Rewritten U.S. Opinions on Race and Law (work-in-progress with Capers, Carbado & Onwuachi-Willig). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (forthcoming).
- "All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave." Fordham Law Review Online, Vol. 87, no. 13 (2019); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3388767.
- "Moore Kinship: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Moore v. City of East Cleveland." Fordham Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 2551 (2017); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3048515.
- "Black Citizenship Through Marriage?: Reflections on the Moynihan Report at 50." Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 347 (2016).
- "Race, Dignity, and the Right to Marry." Fordham Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 53 (2015); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2681138.
- "Rethinking Work and Citizenship" (October 25, 2010). UCLA Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 1161 (2008); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1147134.
- "Understanding the Mark: Race, Stigma, and Equality in Context." New York University Law Review, Vol. 79 (2004): 803; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper.
- "The Story of Perez V. Sharp: Forgotten Lessons on Race, Law, and Marriage" (March 21, 2011). Race Law Stories. New York: Foundation Press, 2008.
- "Citizenship Talk: Bridging the Gap between Race and Immigration Perspectives." Fordham Law Review, Vol. 75 (2007): 2943.
Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics
- "Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and Inequality: Parental Resources and Schooling Attainment and Children’s Human Capital in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam." Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 65, No. 4 (2017): 657-697.
- "Growth Trajectories from Conception through Middle Childhood and Cognitive Achievement at Age 8 Years: Evidence from Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries.” SSM - Population Health, Vol. 2 (2016): 43-54. (PDF)
- "The Juntos Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Peru Is Associated with Improved Anthropometry but Not Cognitive Achievement among Children." Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 145 (2015): 2396-405. (PDF)
- "Choosing to be Trained: Do Behavioral Traits Matter?" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 110 (2015): 145-159. (PDF)
- "Only Mine or All Ours: Do Stronger Entitlements Affect Altruistic Choices in the Household?" World Development, Vol. 67 (2015): 363-375. (PDF)
Kimani Paul-Emile, School of Law
Race and Identity Formation, Health Law, Biomedical Ethics, Drug Regulation, Law and Inequality
Prof. Kimani Paul-Emile Appointed Law and Public Affairs Fellow at Princeton University
from fordham law news:
Professor Kimani Paul-Emile has been named a 2020–2021 fellow in Princeton University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA). Paul-Emile is Associate Director and Head of Domestic Programs and Initiatives at Fordham Law School’s Center on Race, Law & Justice and Faculty Co-Director of the Stein Center for Law & Ethics. She specializes in the areas of law and biomedical ethics, health law, anti-discrimination law, and race and the law. Paul-Emile will spend her LAPA fellowship working on a book project, tentatively titled Americans on Drugs: Six Drugs, Three Regimes, and the Making of the American Drug User.
Read the full article by Erin DeGregorio at Fordham Law News.
Anti-discrimination and health law
from the american medical association:
Incidents of identity-based patient bias are disturbing for all health professionals, but they can present especially intense challenges for physicians in training due to the number of patient interactions they experience. Kimani Paul-Emile, PhD, professor at Fordham University School of Law, recommends an approach to helping colleagues during a real-time discrimination incident and addressing discrimination organization-wide.
“Despite the startling statistics regarding patients’ treatment of trainees, data and overwhelming anecdotal evidence show that organizations are not adequately supporting their trainees in dealing with these abusive patient encounters. Indeed, 50% of surveyed residents who experienced or witnessed patient discrimination didn’t know how to respond, while 25% believed that nothing would be done if hospital leadership were notified.”
- Kimani Paul-Emile, "How Should Organizations Support Trainees in the Face of Patient Bias?" (AMA Journal of Ethics, 2019)
Read "5 ways to support medical residents facing patient discrimination" at ama-assn.org.
- "Guidance for Medical Centers Managing Patient Bias" (co-authored). (forthcoming, 2019).
- "Demeaning and Discriminatory: Clinicians Experiences with Patients who Demean them Based on Social Characteristics" (co-authored). (forthcoming, 2019).
- "How Should Organizations Support Trainees in the Face of Patient Bias?" AMA Journal of Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 6 (2019): 513-520.
- "All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave." Fordham Law Review Online, Vol. 87, no. 13 (2019); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3388767.
- "Blackness as Disability?" Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 106, No. 293 (2018); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3107289.
- "When a Wrongful Birth Claim May Not Be Wrong: Race, Inequality, and the Cost of Blackness." Fordham Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 2811 (2018); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3273512.
- "Patients' Racial Preferences and the Medical Culture of Accommodation." UCLA Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 2 (2012); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2222227.
- "Making Sense of Drug Regulation: A Theory of Law for Drug Control Policy." Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 19 (2010); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1523401.
W. "R.P." Raghupathi, Gabelli School of Business
Information Systems, Technology and Growth, Big Data, Sustainability
Gabelli School of Business Center for Digital Transformation
- "Exploring Science and Technology Led Innovation: A Cross-Country Study" (with V. Raghupathi). Journal of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, January (2019).
- "Exploring Big Data Analytic Approach to Social Media Cancer Blog Analysis" (with V. Raghupathi & Y. Zhou). International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems & Informatics, Vol. 14, No. 4 (2019).
- "Legal Decision Support: Exploring Big Data Analytics Approach to Modeling Pharma Patent Validity Cases" (with V. Raghupathi & Y. Zhou). IEEE Access, Vol. 6 (2018): 41518-41528.
- "Corporate Sustainability Reporting and Disclosure on the Web: An Exploratory Study." Information Resources Management Journal, Vol 32, No. 1 (2019): 1-27.
- "An Empirical Study of Chronic Diseases in the United States: A Visual Analytics Approach to Public Health" (with V. Raghupathi). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, Vol. 15, No. 3 (2018): 431.
- "Preventive Healthcare: A Neural Network Analysis of Behavioral Habits and Chronic Diseases" (with V. Raghupathi). Healthcare, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017): 8.
- "Innovation at Country-Level: Association Between Economic Development and Patents" (with V. Raghupathi). Journal of Innovation Entrepreneurship, Vol. 6 (2017):4.
- "Exploring Cost and Quality of Medicare in the United States Using Analytics" (with V. Raghupathi). International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2016): 1-18.
Chris Rhomberg, Sociology and Anthropology
Urban Sociology, Labor Movements, Social Theory
The Broken Table
Russell Sage Foundation
April 13, 2013
No There There
Univ Of California Press
February 26, 2007
California charts New Course with Fast-Food Law
from the los angeles times:
When you pass a McDonald’s you might assume it’s operated by the global mega-corporation. But in many cases, it’s a franchise owned and run as a small business.
This model has been a pathway for entrepreneurs — many of whom are women, immigrants and minorities — to build wealth and become upwardly mobile. But it has also left workers in one of America’s largest industries with little formal recourse for poor wages or unsafe work conditions.
AB 257 was among a slate of bills tackling employment law this past legislative season.
Chris Rhomberg, a professor of sociology at Fordham University who researches labor history, said a trend toward increasingly layered arrangements between workers and employers — including franchising, outsourcing to subcontractors and reliance on independent contractors — insulates employers from having to comply with labor laws.
“Because it’s hard to get into a workplace to establish a union, workers and unions are exploring other venues to try to get some control over their work and find other ways of regulating health and safety,” Rhomberg said.
Read the full article by Suhauna Hussain at the Los Angeles Times.
- The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2012.
- No There There: Race, Class and Political Community in Oakland. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
- "$15 and a Union”: Searching for Workers’ Power in the Fight for $15 Movement," pp. 251 - 270 in No One Size Fits All: Worker Organization, Policy and Movement for a New Economic Age. Ed. Kate Griffith and Janice Fine. Champaign, IL: Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2018.
- Heather Gautney and Chris Rhomberg, “The Runaway Production Complex? The Film Industry as a Driver of Urban Economic Revitalization in the United States,” City and Community, Vol. 14, No. 3 (September, 2015): 262–285.
- “Class and Collective Action: Writing Stories about Actors and Events,” Sociologia Historica, Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013): 93–116
- "The Return of Judicial Repression: What Has Happened to the Strike?" The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics, Vol. 10: Iss. 1, Article 1 (2012).
- "A Signal Juncture: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and Post-Accord Labor Relations in the United States." American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 115, No. 6 (May, 2010): 1853–94.
Public Education, Education Policy, Local Government
- "Unbundling School." Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3541319 (2020).
- "The Tactics of Title IX." Journal of School Choice, Vol. 13 (2019).
- Schoolhouse in the Cloud. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2017).
- "Agencies’ Obligation to Interpret the Statute." Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 1231 (2016).
- "Homeschooling, Virtual Schools, and the Erosion of the Public/Private Binary." Journal of School Choice, Vol. 10, No. 297 (2016).
- "Local Government as a Choice of Agency Form." Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 77, No. 423 (2016).
- "Test Unrest: New York City's Examination High Schools." City Law, Vol. 20, No. 1 (2015).
- "Chevron and Deference in State Administrative Law." Fordham Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 555 (2014).
- "What We Disagree About When We Disagree About School Choice (response)." Iowa Law Review Bulletin, Vol. 99, No. 49 (2014).
- "Charter Schools, The Establishment Clause, and the Neoliberal Turn in Public Education." Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 1163 (2013).
Aseel Sawalha, Sociology and Anthropology
Global Cities, Urban Anthropology
Univ Of Texas Press
- Reconstructing Beirut: Memory and Space in a Postwar Arab City. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.
- "Solidarity or Charity: International Support for Palestinians in the Post-Oslo Era." Dialectical Anthropology, Vol. 32 (2008):197-202.
- "Reconstructing Heritage and Tradition in Post-War Beirut." Identity Conflicts: Can Violence Be Regulated? Somerset, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2007.
- "Healing the Wounds of War: Placing the War-Displaced in Post-War Beirut." Wounded Cities: Destruction and Reconstruction in a Globalized World. London: Berg, 2004.
- "The Crisis of Anthropology After Said's Orientalism." Al-Adab (October, 2003): 28-35.
- "Place Attachment and Interest Groups in a Post-War Beirut Neighborhood." Capital Cities: Ethnographies of Urban Governance in the Middle East. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2002.
Economic Development, Social Innovation, Environmental Economics
- "What Impedes Efficient Adoption of Products? Evidence from Randomized Sales Offers for Fuel-Efficient Cookstoves in Uganda." Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 16 (2018): 1850-1880.
- "Using Unobtrusive Sensors to Quantify and Minimize Hawthorne Effects: Evidence from Cookstoves." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 86 (2017): 68-80.
- "What is a Meal?: Comparative Methods of Auditing Carbon Offset Compliance for Fuel-Efficient Cookstoves." Ecological Economics, Vol. 128 (2016): 8-16.
- "The Effect of Marketing Messages and Payment Over Time on Willingness to Pay for Fuel-Efficient Cookstoves." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 118 (2015): 333-345.
- "Does Peer Use Influence Adoption of Efficient Cookstoves?: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Uganda." Journal of Health Communication, Vol. 20, No. 1 (2015): 55-66.
- "Comparing Methods for Signal Analysis of Temperature Readings from Stove Use Monitors." Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 70 (2014): 476-488.
- "Filling the Phosphorus Fertilizer Gap in Developing Countries." Nature Geoscience, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2014): 3.
Meiping (Aggie) Sun, Economics
Applied Microeconomics, Urban Economics, Urban Studies, Economic History
- "Money for MetroCards: How a New Card Fee Made Transit Riders Invest More and Lose More." March, 2021.
- "The Impact of Local Liquor Sales Restriction on Birth Outcomes and Alcohol-related Crimes in Texas." March, 2021.
- "The Causal Effect of Institutional Discrimination on Health among Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China." March, 2021.
- "Will Consumers Voluntarily Undertake More Proenvironmental Actions When It is Easier? Evidence from New York City." 2021.
Olivier Sylvain, School of Law
Communications Policy, Internet, Technology, Public Lawmaking
Talking Section 230 with Olivier Sylvain
Janet Sassi | Fordham News
“In a nutshell, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects digital platforms and services from legal liability for what is posted on their networks by users.”
“Congress wrote the statute in the mid-1990s to faciliate innovation among early web and application developers. Legislators were most interested in promoting applications that facilitated user-generated content especially—like newsgroups or open online markets like Craigslist.
Things are far different over 20 years later. Today, the most effective online companies administer sophisticated services that, on the one hand, collect user information for the purposes of secondary markets for user data (think advertisers and data brokers) and, on the other hand, engineer so much of the user experience (think News Feeds, Trends, etc). Online intermediaries are the architects of our online experiences.”
Read the full conversation with Mathew Ingram and Olivier Sylvain at Galley by CJR.
Civil Liberties in Cyberspace
from fordham law news:
On October 23, 2019, Fordham Law School hosted a packed room of students to hear University of California, Berkeley Law Professor Pam Samuelson, the Distinguished Bacon-Kilkenny Visiting Professor of Law at Fordham, talk about “Challenges to Civil Liberties in Cyberspace.” Professor Olivier Sylvain moderated the discussion in which Professor Samuelson explored a wide range of information law issues, including the evolution of digital copyright law, privacy issues, and the First Amendment.
Both professors also spoke about privacy and data protection. The subject is particularly timely given recent congressional hearings involving Facebook and other social media companies.
Professors Samuelson and Sylvain noted the major differences between the U.S. and the European Union’s approach to privacy protections.
“The U.S. also has a relatively recent and long tradition of systematic privacy invasion,” said Sylvain. Unlike Europe, however, “laws here were in the service of racial subordination through slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation. Civil rights groups like the NAACP and the ACLU brought free speech and freedom of association cases on behalf of activists who had been surveilled by the Department of Justice, as well as state and local police,” Sylvain said.
Read the full article by Anni Irish at Fordham Law News.
Fordham law professor argues for corporate social media responsibility
Olivier Sylvain, Fordham Professor of Law, and Director of the McGannon Center for Communications Research, argues that the broad protections of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act should be curtailed. Speaking to The Hill in light of tensions between President Trump and Silicon Valley, Sylvain states that the current law shields social media companies from consequences when their technology is weaponized against their users:
“My argument is that the very people that civil rights statutes are written for, the very people for whom consumer protection statutes are written for, are exposed to greater threat and harm under the current broad immunity under Section 230.
“The way in which courts have read the statute, Section 230 now effectively enables the further degradation of communities that are supposed to be protected under law," he added. "The principle problem is that, free from having to attend to constitutional regulations of speech, too many companies have not heeded their social responsibility. That’s the real problem.”
Read the full article on thehill.com : “Trump seeks powers to rein in alleged tech bias”.
Helping Harlem Stay Connected
How will a new technological endeavor that brings affordable Web devices into residents’ homes through a community-based broadband network benefit residents of Harlem? Olivier Sylvain, associate professor of law at Fordham, and a team of lawyers, engineers, and entrepreneurs intend to find out.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Sylvain and his colleagues a $1 million grant over three years. The award is part of the NSF’s program for Smart and Connected Communities. The project aims to remedy the relatively low rates of broadband adoption and the deficit of advanced networked devices among Harlem residents.
- "Recovering Tech's Humanity." Columbia Law Revew, Vol. 119, No. 7 (2019).
- "Symposium Forward: The Market for User Data." Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 29, No. 4 (2019).
- "Integrative Information Platforms: The Case of Zero-Rating." Georgetown Law & Technology Review, Vol. 2, No. 360 (2019).
- "Discriminatory Designs on User Data. (April 6, 2018)" Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, (Forthcoming).
- "Intermediary Design Duties." Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 203 (2018); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2997141.
- "Network Equality." Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 67, No. 443 (2016); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2588053.
- "Failing Expectations: Fourth Amendment Doctrine in the Era of Total Surveillance." Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 485 (2014); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2473101.
- "Broadband Localism." Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 73, No. 4 (2012); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2025116.
- "Internet Governance and Democratic Legitimacy." Federal Communications Law Journal, Vol. 62, No. 2 (2010); Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1504159.
- "Contingency and the 'Networked Information Economy': A Critique of 'The Wealth of Networks'." International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2008).
Nancy Wackstein, School of Social Service
Social Work, Feminism, Activism, Settlement Houses
New York City Settlement Houses
Nancy Wackstein, the Graduate School of Social Service’s Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships, takes part in a documentary on Settlement Houses on WNET’s Treasures of New York program.
Read more at WLIW21: Treasures of New York: Settlement Houses.
- “One on One with Nancy Wackstein: Feminist & Leader in Social Work.” NMIC.org, 2019.
- “At Work with Nancy Wackstein.” Fordham News, 2019.
- “Policy Advocacy Part of Social Work, Director Says.” Fordham News, 2008.
Urban History, European Cities, Social History of Architecture
A Modern History Of European Cities
January 23, 2020
Built Heritage: Shanghai
No. 3 Vol. 3
Tongji University Press
September 25, 2019
Univ Of Chicago Press
April 5, 2016
The Heroic City
Univ Of Chicago Press
November 15, 2009
Modernizing The Provincial City
Harvard University Press
June 15, 1998
Built Heritage special issue on Shanghai
A new special issue of Built Heritage, “Shanghai: Heritage at the Crossroads of Culture,” is edited by Fordham Professor of History Rosemary Wakeman. The journal is published by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University in Shanghai.
from wakeman's introduction:
Shanghai is among the most dynamic global cities of both the 20th and 21st centuries. The city is China’s gateway to the world and its aspirations for the future. With more than 24 million people, 40 percent of whom are migrants, it is a global crossroads and one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It has more skyscrapers than New York and a public transport system that overtakes most global cities. Shanghai is a trading city, an entrepot of commodities. It exports electronic information products, automobiles, petrochemicals, fine steel, equipment, and biomedicine. It has the highest GDP of any city in China’s mainland and has become one of the leading financial sectors in East Asia, with major Western banks flocking to its new financial centre. With well over 500 multinational companies, the city attracts more foreign investment flows than most developing countries. Along with them has come a highly-skilled workforce from all over the world. Shanghai’s urban middle-class has fuelled China’s consumer revolution and a property boom. Sleek skyscrapers and glamorous malls, its brilliant skyline, dominate the global image of Shanghai and beckon tourists to its shores.
- Rosemary Wakeman, “Shanghai and New York: Mid-Century Urban Avant-Gardes”
Read more of “Shanghai: Heritage at the Crossroads of Culture” at built-heritage.net.
Rosemary Wakeman's Practicing Utopia
Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement
University of Chicago Press (April, 2016)
In Practicing Utopia, Professor of History Rosemary Wakeman gives a sweeping view of the new town movement as a global phenomenon. From Tapiola in Finland to Islamabad in Pakistan, Cergy-Pontoise in France to Irvine in California, Wakeman unspools a masterly account of the golden age of new towns, exploring their utopian qualities and investigating what these towns can tell us about contemporary modernization and urban planning.
Fordham News: Professor Calls for Return to Regional Planning’s Utopian Age
Read more about Practicing Utopia at The University of Chicago Press Books.
Professor Calls for Return to Regional Planning’s Utopian Age
from fordham news :
The “Urban Question” is Now at the Center of Intellectual Life
In a new interview with Global Urban History.com, Rosemary Wakeman, Coordinator of Urban Initiatives and Professor of History at Fordham, discusses the intersection between global history and urban history.
The city is the locus for a wide range of philosophies and ideas, policy innovation, models, architectural and design concepts, and heritage narratives. All of it indicates the degree to which the vast, complex urban fabric in which we live has become THE arena of the imagination. This is all fantastic, but where does this abundance of interest leave urban history as an intellectual endeavor?
Read the full interview at GlobalUrbanHistory.com
- A Modern History of European Cities: 1815 to the Present. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
- Built Heritage. “Shanghai: Heritage at the Crossroads of Cultures.” Editor. Shanghai: Shanghai Tongji University Press, 2019.
- Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
- The Heroic City: Paris, 1945-1958. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2009.
- Modernizing the Provincial City: Toulouse, 1945-1975. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998.
- Themes in Modern European History since 1945. Editor. New York: Routledge, 2003.
- Susan Block-Lieb & Edward J. Janger. Fit for its Ordinary Purpose: Implied Warranties and Common Law Duties for Consumer Finance Contracts. Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming, 2021.
- Gregory T. Donovan. Minor Data: Reading the ‘Smart’ City Through Engaged Pedagogy. Critical Reading Across the Curriculum, Vol. II. Wiley-Blackwell, 2020.
- Clare Huntington. The Legal Framework Governing Corporal Punishment. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 2020.
- Lauri Goldkind, et al. The messy complexities of democratic engagement and empowerment in participatory design. CoDesign, 2020.
- Jennifer Gordon. Refugees and Decent Work: Lessons Learned from Recent Refugee Jobs Compacts. Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3523247, 2020.
- Aaron Saiger. Unbundling School. Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3541319, 2020.
- MZA Bhuiyan. An incentive-based protection and recovery strategy for secure big data in social networks. Information Sciences, 2020.
- Olivier Sylvain. Recovering Tech's Humanity. Columbia Law Revew, 2019.
- Susan Block-Lieb & W. Mark C. Weidemaier. Lenders’ Roles and Responsibilities in Sovereign Debt Markets. U. Ill. L. Rev., 2019.
- Rosemary Wakeman. Shanghai and New York: Mid-Century Urban Avant-Gardes. Built Heritage, 2019.
- Nestor M. Davidson. City Charters as Local Constitutions. Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper, 2019.
- MZA Bhuiyan & Gary M. Weiss. An Overview of Wearable Computing. In Mission-Oriented Sensor Networks and Systems: Art and Science, 2019.
- MZA Bhuiyan, et al. Towards A Privacy-Preserving Voting System Through Blockchain Technologies. The 17th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, at Fukuoka, Japan, 2019.
- Aaron J. Saiger. The Tactics of Title IX. Journal of School Choice, 2019.
- Nestor M. Davidson & David Fagundes. Law and Neighborhood Names. Vanderbilt Law Review, 2019.
- Nestor M. Davidson. The Dilemma of Localism in an Era of Polarization. Yale Law Journal, 2019.
- Robin A. Lenhardt. All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave. Fordham Law Review Online, 2019.
- Susan Block-Lieb. Cities as a Source of Consumers’ Financial Empowerment. Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, 2018.
- Andrew Simons. What Impedes Efficient Adoption of Products? Evidence from Randomized Sales Offers for Fuel-Efficient Cookstoves in Uganda. Journal of the European Economic Association, 2018.
- Subha Mani. Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and Inequality: Parental Resources and Schooling Attainment and Children’s Human Capital in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2017.
- Subha Mani. Growth Trajectories from Conception through Middle Childhood and Cognitive Achievement at Age 8 Years: Evidence from Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Population Health, 2016.
- Aaron Saiger. Homeschooling, Virtual Schools, and the Erosion of the Public/Private Binary. Journal of School Choice, 2016.
- Aaron Saiger. Local Government as a Choice of Agency Form. Ohio State Law Journal, 2016.
- Andrew Simons. What is a Meal?: Comparative Methods of Auditing Carbon Offset Compliance for Fuel-Efficient Cookstoves. Ecological Economics, 2016.
- Olivier Sylvain. Network Equality. Hastings Law Journal, 2016.
- Vera Institute of Justice, Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice. Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth in New York: A struggle for Identity and Inclusion - A Participatory Action Research Study. Fordham University, 2016.
- Susan Block-Lieb. Austerity, Debt Overhang, and the Design of International Standards on Sovereign, Corporate, and Consumer Debt Restructuring. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 2015.
- Elizabeth B. Cooper. The Power of Dignity. Fordham Law Review, 2015.
- Clare Huntington. Obergefell's Conservatism: Reifying Familial Fronts. Fordham Law Review, 2015.
- Aaron Saiger. Test Unrest: New York City's Examination High Schools. City Law, 2015.
- Olivier Sylvain. Disruption and Deference. Maryland Law Review, 2015.
- Kimani Paul-Emile. Beyond Title VII: Rethinking Race, Ex-Offender Status, and Employment Discrimination in the Information Age. Virginia Law Review, 2014.