Lecturer of Urban Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Michael Glass is a co-author of Priced Out: Losing the Middle-Class to Neoliberal Housing Policy, a book that examines the Stuyvesant Town community. It will be published with NYU Press in March 2016.

Glass is a critical urban geographer, with a specific research interest in the role of borders and boundaries in shaping the identities, growth and development of cities.

He conducts research in the historic and contemporary practice of bordering: whether through the erection and performance of political boundaries, the development of social spaces such as neighborhood, or the geographical imaginaries created by the consulting firms, urban elites, and other stakeholders.

His pedagogical research focuses on the capacity of reflexivity to open up spaces for critical engagement in urban research encounters, and he pursues this interest in Pittsburgh, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.


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    Lecturer of Urban Studies at University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh