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Faculty

  • Isaac Martin

    Isaac Martin

    Department Chair, Urban Studies and Planning
    Professor, Urban Studies and Planning 
    Ph.D., Sociology, University of California Berkeley

    Email  iwmartin@ucsd.edu
    Specializations  Inequality; Housing; Political sociology; Urban theory
    Faculty website  https://pages.ucsd.edu/~iwmartin/
  • Abigail Andrews

    Abigail Andrews

    Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
    Ph.D., Sociology, University of California Berkeley

    Email  alandrews@ucsd.edu  
    Specializations  Community-Action Research; Migration; State Violence; Gender; Borders; Space and Place; Climate Justice; Latin America; Postcolonial and Feminist Theory
    Faculty website  abigailandrews.com

  • John C. Arroyo

    John C. Arroyo

    Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
    Core Faculty, Chicanx and Latinx Studies
    Ph.D., Urban Planning, Policy, and Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    AICP

    Email  jcarroyo@ucsd.edu  
    Specializations  Urban planning and design; Chicano/a/x and Latina/o/x studies; Race and ethnicity; Migration and transnational processes; Community development; Housing; Suburbs; Public space; Arts and culture; Historic preservation and cultural heritage; Qualitative research methods
    Faculty website  jcarroyo.ucsd.edu 

  • Deepti Chatti

    Deepti Chatti

    Assistant Professor of Climate Justice, Urban Studies and Planning
    Core Faculty, Critical Gender Studies
    Ph.D., Environmental Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University

    Email  dchatti@ucsd.edu 
    Specializations  Political ecology; Feminist science and technology studies; Ethnographic research methods; Energy, climate, and environmental justice; Sustainable development; South Asia
    Faculty website  

  • Lawrence D. Frank

    Lawrence D. Frank

    Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
    Ph.D., Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington
    AICP; CIP

    Email  ldfrank@ucsd.edu 
    Specializations  
    Land use, air quality, and health; Urban policy; Walkable cities; Built environment, active transportation, and health; Public health

  • Nancy Kwak

    Nancy Kwak

    Associate Professor, History
    Ph.D., History, Columbia University

    Email  nhkwak@ucsd.edu  
    Specializations  History of cities; Urban planning; Housing policy; Housing affordability; Racial and income segregation; Cities and Climate Change
    Faculty website  nancykwak.net

  • Amy Lerner

    Amy Lerner

    Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
    Ph.D., Geography, University of California Santa Barbara

    Email  amlerner@ucsd.edu  
    Specializations  Human dimensions of environmental change; Rural-urban transitions; Sustainable agriculture; Green infrastructure; Urban resilience and response to environmental change; City-university partnerships; Science-policy interface; Sustainable development; Latin America
    Faculty website  amlerner.ucsd.edu 

  • Leslie R. Lewis

    Leslie R. Lewis

    Continuing Lecturer, Urban Studies and Planning
    Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California San Diego

    Email  lrlewis@ucsd.edu  
    Specializations  Public health and health equity; Environmental and climate justice; Aging/life course; Community resilience; Housing and homelessness; Critical pedagogy; Community-based participatory action research

  • Kelema Lee Moses

    Kelema Lee Moses

    Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
    Ph.D., Art History, Pennsylvania State University

    Email  k2moses@ucsd.edu  
    Specializations  Architectural and urban history; Film; Pacific Studies; Decolonial theory and politics
    Faculty website  klmoses.ucsd.edu

  • Mai Thi Nguyen

    Mai Thi Nguyen

    Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
    Faculty Director of the Design Lab
    Ph.D., Urban Planning, University of California, Irvine

    Email  mainguyen@ucsd.edu
    Specializations  Housing policy and planning; Disaster resilience; Climate Change adaptation; Community and economic development; Community Design

  • Susan Peerson

    Susan Peerson

    Continuing Lecturer, Urban Studies and Planning
    M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania

    Email  speerson@ucsd.edu  
    Specializations  Urban design; Site analysis; Graphic communication and design visualization; Landscape architecture; How policies and regulations shape the physical environment
    Faculty website  speerson.ucsd.edu

  • Keith Pezzoli

    Keith Pezzoli

    Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
    Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, University of California Los Angeles

    Email  kpezzzoli@ucsd.edu 
    Specializations  Bioregions; Food justice; Science communication; Sustainable development; Urban World Systems; Field research methods
    Faculty website  https://sites.google.com/ucsd.edu/keith-pezzoli-website/home 

  • Mirle Rabinowitz-Bussell

    Mirle Rabinowitz-Bussell

    Director of Undergraduate Studies, Urban Studies and Planning
    Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning

    Ph.D., Urban Planning, University of California Los Angeles

    Email  mbussell@ucsd.edu  
    Specializations  Affordable housing; Local community economic development; Homelessness; Place-based philanthropy and urban planning; Urban inequalities and planning with multiple publics; Community-based research; Experiential learning; Gender and planning; Aging and planning
    Faculty website  mbussell.ucsd.edu
  • Nora Louise Schwaller

    Nora Louise Schwaller

    Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
    Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina

    Email  nschwaller@ucsd.edu 
    Specializations  Post-disaster adaptation; Post-disaster migration; Environmental planning; Urban and regional resilience; Climate adaptation; Spatial analysis
    Faculty website  nschwaller.ucsd.edu

  • Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió

    Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió

    Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
    Ph.D., Architecture, Columbia University

    Email  msc@ucsd.edu  
    Specializations  Architectural History and Theory; Architectural Design; History of Urban Development; Decolonial Science and Technology Studies; Racial capitalism and the City
    Faculty website  msc.ucsd.edu

  • Feiyang Sun

    Feiyang Sun

    Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
    Ph.D., Urban Planning, University of Washington

    Email  f1sun@ucsd.edu 
    Specializations  Sustainable Real Estate; Infrastructure Finance; Urban Economics; Housing; Urban Informatics 
    Faculty website  fsun.ucsd.edu

  • Julie Wartell

    Julie Wartell

    Continuing Lecturer, Urban Studies and Planning
    M.P.A., San Diego State University

    Email  jwartell@ucsd.edu
    Specializations  GIS; Crime analysis; Crime prevention; Breweries and neighborhoods
    Faculty website  jwartell.ucsd.edu

Lecturers and Affiliated Faculty