UAR Editors & Editorial Board


Journal Editors
Peter Burns, Soka University of America (Bio)
Jered B. Carr, University of Illinois at Chicago (Bio)
Annette Steinacker, Loyola University Chicago (Bio)
António Tavares, University of Minho in Braga, Portugal (Bio)

Managing Editor
Jered B. Carr, University of Illinois at Chicago (Bio)

Assistant Managing Editor
Elizabeth M. Motyka, University of Illinois at Chicago

Associate Editors
Scott L. Minkoff, SUNY New Paltz (Bio)
Edgar Ramirez de la Cruz, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics, Mexico (Bio)
Jill Tao, University of Incheon, South Korea (Bio)
Yue Zhang, University of Illinois at Chicago (Bio)

Forum Editor
Scott L. Minkoff, SUNY New Paltz (Bio)

Associate Forum Editor
Aleea Perry, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Editorial Board

Katrin Anacker is an Associate Professor at George Mason University’s School of Policy. She is the North American Editor of the International Journal of Housing Policy. Her research interests are housing, race, and urban policy and research methods. She obtained her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Claudia Avellaneda is an Associate Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University. Her research interest includes public management and governance in developing countries as well as local governments, mayoral leadership, public policy and comparative politics with a regional focus on Latin America.

Germà Bel is a professor of economics at University of Barcelona, where he is the director of the Pasqual Maragall Chair on Economy and Territory, and of the research unit Government and Markets. He has been a visiting professor at Cornell and Princeton. His research focuses on the economics and politics of public-sector reform, infrastructure and transportation, and local public services.

Andrea Benjamin is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research interests include racial and ethnic politics, local elections, and political incorporation.

Ken Bickers is a professor of political science at the University of Colorado–Boulder. His current research is focused on the consequences of devolution of federal policy activities to states and local communities, studying campaigns and elections of candidates for local offices, and exploration of the relationship between residential mobility and local politics. He is a member of the executive council of the American Political Science Association’s Section on Urban Politics.

Colleen Casey is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). She has a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis and Administration, and her research focuses on urban and community development policy.

Stefanie Chambers is Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of political science at Trinity College. She has published articles on mayoral leadership, urban education, and environmental justice. Her books include Mayors and Schools: Minority Voices and Democratic Tensions in Urban Education (2006) and Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations: Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus (forthcoming).

Mike Craw is an assistant professor of public administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Institute of Government. His research focuses on urban equality, local public finance, and community development. His work has appeared in UAR and the American Journal of Political Science.

Nuno F. da Cruz is a research fellow at LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests include local governance, management and delivery of urban services, privatization, transparency and sustainability indicators, benchmarking, and a number of interrelated topics. This work has been published in Cities, Public Administration, Local Government Studies, Public Money & Management, Environment and Planning C, Utilities Policy, Omega, among many other venues. He has been a frequent collaborator of the Transparency International movement and he is
currently the coordinator of the “New Urban Governance” project cofunded by the MacArthur Foundation.

Els de Graauw is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Baruch College, the City University of New York. Her research centers on the nexus of immigration and immigrant integration, civil society organizations, urban and suburban politics, and public policy.

Richardson Dilworth is Professor of Politics and Director of the Center for Public Policy at Drexel University. He is the author of the book, The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy, and the editor or coeditor of six books, including most recently the CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States, with Christine Palus.

Michael Javen Fortner is an assistant professor at CUNY’s School of Professional Studies and Graduate Center. He’s Academic Director of Urban Studies at CUNY’s Murphy Institute. He is also the author of Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment (Harvard University Press, 2015), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and winner of the New York Academy of History’s Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York History. He is co-editor with Amy Bridges of Urban Citizenship and American Democracy (SUNY Press, 2016).

Chris Hawkins is an associate professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida (UCF). His research focuses on metropolitan governance, interlocal collaboration, economic development and urban politics, and local sustainability policy. He also serves as director of the master of science in Urban and Regional Planning
program at UCF.

Mirya Holman is an assistant professor of political science at Tulane University. Her research focuses on women and politics and urban politics, including Women in Politics in the American City (Temple University Press, 2014) and other research on gender politics, urban politics, voting, and race and ethnic politics.

Benoy Jacob is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado – Denver and serves as the Director for the School’s Local Government Center. His research focuses on public finance, intergovernmental relationships, and community cohesion. He also serves on the Executive Committee for ASPA’s Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management.

Janet Kelly is a professor of urban and public affairs and executive director of the Urban Studies Institute at the University of Louisville. Her research is focused on state and local government finance and economic development. She also holds four professional certifications in public finance and accounting.

Vlad Kogan is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Ohio State University. He studies state and local politics, education governance, and political reform in the United States. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award from the Urban Affairs Association. He is coauthor of Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego, which won the best book award from the American Political Science Association’s Section on Urban Politics.

Timothy B. Krebs is a professor of political science at the University of New Mexico. He teaches courses in American politics, specializing in urban politics, urban policy and management, and campaigns and elections. His research program focuses on urban elections and campaigns and urban policy. Professor Krebs also serves as chair of the political science department at the University New Mexico.

J. Celeste Lay is an associate professor of political science at Tulane University. Her work focuses on public opinion on public policy issues and voting behavior in urban elections. She is the author of A Midwestern Mosaic: Immigration and Political Socialization in Rural America (Temple University Press, 2012). Her current work focuses on attitudes about education reform nationally and in New Orleans.

Anders Lidström is a professor and the head of the Department of Political Science at Umeå University in Sweden. His research focus is on urban, local, and regional politics and government, particularly in a comparative perspective. He is the convenor for the European Consortium on Political Research standing group on local government and politics. Recent publications include several articles on citizenship in city-regions and the coauthored, The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe.

Zhilin Liu is an associate professor in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, China. Her research interests include John Lombard, Old Dominion University urban planning and governance, affordable housing policy, and sustainable urbanization.

Joanna Lucio is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. She conducts research on how urban policies and administration affect the rights of low-income residents in metropolitan regions. Specifically, her work focuses on low-income housing policies and civic engagement among disenfranchised populations.

Steve McGovern is an associate professor of political science at Haverford College. He is the author or coauthor of two books and many journal articles on city politics, urban development, and grassroots politics. Much of his research explores the relationship between ideas, ideology, and political culture and urban power relations, as well as the dynamic between societal change and political change in American cities.

David Young Miller is a professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh and also serves as the Director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies.

John Mollenkopf is a distinguished professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and directs its Center for Urban Research. His research focuses on the comparative analysis of urban politics and urban policy, including New York City politics, immigrant political participation, and the policies directed at ameliorating urban inequalities. He has authored or edited 18 books on these subjects which have received prizes such as the Distinguished Book Award of the American Sociological Association.

Mai Thi Nguyen is an associate professor of City & Regional Planning Department at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on creating resilient and equitable cities. She has published on topics such as housing policy, immigration policy, disaster recovery, and urban growth phenomena. She also teaches about practices and policies that create transformative community change.

Tom Ogorzalek is an assistant professor of political science and urban studies and faculty associate in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. His research focuses on the role of cities in American political development and the politics of rapidly changing com-munities in the United States.

Marion Orr is the Frederick Lippitt professor of public policy and professor of political science and urban studies at Brown University. His research focuses on urban politics, the politics of urban schools, race and ethnic poli-tics, and community organizing. He is the author and editor of six books, including Black Social Capital: The Politics of School Reform in Baltimore. He is the editor of Transforming the City: Community Organizing and the Challenge of Political Change. He has held a number of fellowships, includ-ing an appointment as research fellow at the Brookings Institution; a presi-dential fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley; and a fellowship from the Ford Foundation. He is a former president of the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. He also served as chair of the governing board of the Urban Affairs Association.

Rolf Pendall directs the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing & Communities Policy Center. His research interests include housing, land-use planning, metropolitan growth patterns, demographic change, and racial and economic segregation. From 1998 to 2010, he was a professor of city and regional planning at Cornell University.

Deirdre Pfeiffer is an assistant professor of geographical sciences and urban planning at Arizona State University. Her research interests include housing strategies to meet the needs of aging and diversifying populations, the impact of economic downturns on housing opportunities and neighborhoods, and the relationship between urban growth and racial equity.

Bo Qin is a professor in the School of Public Administration and Policy at Renmin University of China, where he serves as the head of the Department of Urban Planning and Management. His research interests include urban spatial structure, sustainable urban development, and cities in transition.

Ringa Raudla is a professor of public finance and governance and the direc-tor of the PhD Program at Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. Her main research interests are institutional economics, public finance, budgeting, financial management, and performance management. She has published widely in leading journals, including Governance, Public Administration, and Journal of Public Policy. She is a board member of The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) and coordinates the study group on fiscal administration in the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS).

Peter Rosenblatt is an assistant professor of sociology at Loyola University Chicago. His research focuses on housing policy and urban inequality. He uses mixed methods to understand the way individuals respond to constraints and opportunities in the housing market, and his work has resulted in publications for both academic and policy audiences.

Susan Saegert is a professor of environmental psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She directs the Housing Environments Research Group that works in partnership with community organizations and coalitions to improve distressed housing and neighborhoods. Her recent research concerns homeowners’ experiences of the foreclosure crisis and their policy implications; housing and health; and democratically controlled collective ownership especially community land trusts. She is currently conducting an NSF funded study comparing economic, educational, social and personal life changes after buying Community Land Trust home with life changes since moving into current residences of similar households selected from homebuyer education classes and a Community Land Trust waitlist.

Jeff Sellers  is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern California. His research is focused on comparative analysis of institutions and state society relations from the “bot-tom-up” perspective of cities and communities.

Paru Shah is an associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research and teaching focuses on the intersections of race, ethnicity and politics at the local and state levels, and questions of representation and inclusion.

Ellen Shiau is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at California State University, Los Angeles. Her research is on public policy and urban politics; civic participation in local governance; and the relationship between fear and crime using GIS methods. She is a contributor to the book Urban Neighborhoods in a New Era: Revitalization Politics in the Postindustrial City published in 2015 by the University of Chicago Press.

Costas Spirou is Professor and Chair of the Department of Government and Sociology at Georgia College & State University. His latest book Building the City of Spectacle: Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago (with D. Judd) will be published by Cornell University Press this fall.

Kristof Steyvers is an associate professor of political science at Ghent University (Belgium) where he teaches courses on Comparative (Local) Politics and Parties and Party Systems. His (comparatively oriented) research is conducted in the Centre for Local Politics and concerns local political leadership, parties and elections at the local level, local government reform, democratic anchorage of local governance networks, and urban politics.

Gerry Stoker is a professor of politics and governance at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. His main research interests are in governance, democratic politics, local and regional governance, urban politics, public par-ticipation, and public service reform. He was the founding chair of the New Local Government Network that was the think-tank of the year in 2004 and his most recent book Why Politics Matters won the 2006 political book of the year award from the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom. He has provided advice to various parts of the U.K. government and is also an expert advisor to the Council of Europe on local government and participation issues.

Clarence Stone is a research professor of political science and public policy at George Washington University. His research interests have long centered on city politics. Most recently he has coauthored a book on urban neighborhoods titled Urban Neighborhoods in a New Era: Revitalization Politics in the Postindustrial City (University of Chicago Press).

Todd Swanstrom is the Des Lee Professor of community collaboration and public policy administration at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. His coauthored book, Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-First Century (3rd ed., 2014), won the Michael Harrington Award from the New Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. He is chair-elect of the American Political Science Association’s Section on Urban Politics.

Pawel Swianiewicz  is a professor of economics at University of Warsaw and head of the Department of Local Development and Policy at the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies. He has served as an adviser on local gov-ernment issues to the President of Poland since 2010. From 2005 to 2010, he was president of the European Urban Research Association.

Matthew Thomas is a Professor of Political Science at California State University, Chico.  He is the author of Reforming New Orleans (2015, Cornell University Press) with Peter Burns, and has written numerous journal articles on urban politics, policing, and criminal justice realignment in California.

Jessica Trounstine is an associate professor of political science at University of California, Merced. She studies representation, elections, political parties, and public goods distributions at the local level in the United States. She is the author of Political Monopolies in American Cities: The Rise and Fall of Bosses and Reformers (University of Chicago Press) and has published numerous articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, American Politics Research, UAR, and Political Research Quarterly.

Floris Vermeulen is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. His work focuses on the civic and political participation of minorities at the local level comparing different European cities.

Ron Vogel is a professor of politics and public administration at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He is President of the Section on Urban and Local Politics and head of the Comparative Urban Politics group in the American Political Science Association..

Mildred Warner is a professor of city and regional planning at Cornell University. Her work focuses on local government service delivery (privatization and intermunicipal cooperation), devolution and state–local relations, and economic development policy. She explores geographic disparity in service delivery and public finance across the urban to rural spectrum.

Rachel Weber is a professor in the Urban Planning and Policy Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her book, From Boom to Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2015) examines the determinants of real estate cycles. Other recent research focuses on infrastructure privatization and the municipal adoption of risky financial instruments. She has served as an advisor to community organizations, planning agencies, and political candidates, including appointments to then-presidential candidate Barack Obama´s Urban Policy Committee and the City of Chicago’s Tax Increment Financing Reform Task Force.