New IJURR Board Members

May 7th, 2021

We are very pleased to announce that we have four new members of the IJURR editorial board, who are starting immediately:

María José Álvarez-Rivadulla, Associate Professor of Sociology at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (@MajoAlRiv) where she also chairs the Sociology area. She works on urban inequalities, and is the author of Squatters and the Politics of Marginality (in Spanish: Política en los Márgenes) on the political history of the informal city in Montevideo. Majo has also worked and published on residential segregation, popular neighborhoods and urban interventions, social housing, tolerance of inequality in various contexts, middle classes, wealth ghettos in closed communities and, more recently, on social mobility and class networks among lower-class students entering elite colleges). She joins the IJURR Editorial Board as an RC21 representative.

Professor Mona Fawaz, Professor in Urban Studies and Planning, American University of Beirut, Lebanon (@mona_fawaz). Mona recently co-founded the Beirut Urban Lab at the American University of Beirut, a regional research center invested in working towards more inclusive, just, and viable cities. Mona is also the director of the Social Justice and the City research program based at the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy at AUB. Her research spans across urban history and historiography, social and spatial justice, informality and the law, land, housing, property and space, as well as planning practice, theory and pedagogy.

Professor Zhigang Li, Professor and Dean at School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, China. As an urban scholar, geographer and planner, Professor Li works on the social spatial issues of Chinese cities, with a focus on such topics as neighbourhoods, migration, health and related planning issues. His recent work includes research on neighborhood transformation, migration, and spatial planning of Chinese cities. Zhigang has previously been a corresponding editor for IJURR.

Dr Keisha-Khan Y Perry, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University (@drkeishakhan) specializes in the critical study of race, gender, and politics in the Americas with a particular focus on black women’s activism, urban geography and questions of citizenship, feminist theories, intellectual history and disciplinary formations, and the interrelationship between scholarship, pedagogy, and political engagement. She has conducted extensive research in Mexico, Jamaica, Belize, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States.