At the Threshold of Empire:
Sanctuary Cities in the Age of Trumpism
Response by Weiping Wu
Ananya Roy is Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare and Geography and inaugural Director of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin. She holds the Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Inequality and Democracy. Previously she was on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. Ananya’s current research is concerned with how metropolitan segregation and racial banishment in Los Angeles. With support from the National Science Foundation, she is convener of a global research network on Housing Justice in Unequal Cities. Ananya’s most recent book is Encountering Poverty: Thinking and Acting in an Unequal World (University of California Press, 2016). Ananya is the recipient of several awards including the Paul Davidoff book award, which recognizes scholarship that advances social justice, for Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development (Routledge, 2010); the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching recognition that the University of California, Berkeley bestows on its faculty; and the Excellence in Achievement award of the Cal Alumni Association, a lifetime achievement award which celebrates her contributions to the University of California and public sphere. Currently, Ananya serves as editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.
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