Alex Schafran

Lecturer, Geography
University of Leeds

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Focus: Urban studies, geography, transformation of suburbia, social justice, urban social movements

Bio: I am a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Leeds. A planner by training, I hold an MA in Urban Planning from Hunter College (CUNY) and a Ph.D in City & Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. My multiple award-winning writings about planning, cities and regions has appeared in numerous professional and scholarly journals, and I am a regular contributor to the Polis blog and on the editorial boards of City and Justice Spatiale / Spatial Justice. Current research work includes projects on the future of regional governance in Northern England, the transformation of French and American suburbia, and varied work on social justice and urban social movements through the Contested Cities Network. Prior to pursuing an academic career, I worked for a decade as an organizer, advocate, policy analyst and planner for a variety of social justice organizations in New York and California. I am also currently Visiting Faculty in the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po.

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