Neil Brenner

Professor of Urban Theory

urban theory, sociospatial theory, critical geopolitical economy, planetary urbanization, neoliberalization, critique of urban ideologies

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Martín Arboleda

Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

global political economy; resource extraction; urban political ecology; agrarian change; geographies of money and debt.

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Michael Chieffalo

MDes with Distinction ‘14, Doctor of Design candidate ’20

urban theory, environmental history of urbanization, and animal-society relations

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Tamer Elshayal

Ph.D. candidate '18

urban theory, urban planning, political economy

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Ali Fard

Doctor of Design candidate '15

socio-environmental dynamics of urban space, operational landscapes of urbanization, geography of information, cyborg urbanization, visualization & cartography

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Kian Goh

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA Luskin School of Urban Affairs

global urbanization and environmental planning, urban political ecology, architecture and politics, environmental design and social mobilization in response to climate change

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Mariano Gomez Luque

Doctor of Design Student '17

architecture, urban design, urban theory, world urbanization, extreme territories, spatial taxonomies

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Daniel Ibañez

Doctor of Design candidate '15

architecture, urban design, urban theory, urban metabolism, urban political ecology, territorial and regional planning, operational landscapes, critical visualization

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Ghazal Jafari

Doctor of Design Student '17

geography of communication and control systems, information and automation in environmental management, information-military complex, simulation of natural processes, extreme territories of urbanization, operational landscapes.

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Nikos Katsikis

Doctor of Design candidate '14

urban theory, critical cartography, urbanization history, urban metabolism, urban design

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Marianne Potvin

Ph.D. candidate '17

urban theory, critical humanitarian studies, political economy and geographies of the aid apparatus, urban justice, science technology and society

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Álvaro Sevilla Buitrago

Associate Professor in the Department of Town and Regional Planning at the School of Architecture, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

urban theory, sociospatial theory, enclosure and the commons, history of urban planning, capitalism

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Julia Smachylo

Doctor of Design candidate '18

urban and regional planning, urban design, geographic representation, urban theory, urbanization history, operational landscapes

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PARTICIPANTS IN PREVIOUS UTL RESEARCH SEMINARS, 2013-Present

Spring 2016


RAWAN AL SAFFAR
Master in Design Studies ‘17
Master in Landscape Architecture ‘17

HERNÁN BIANCHI BENGURIA
Master in Design Studies ‘17

ALEX DUFFY
Master in Design Studies ‘17

GENEVIEVE ENNIS HUME
Master in Design Studies ‘17

CARLA FERRER
Master in Design Studies ‘17

JUSTIN HENCEROTH
Master in Design Studies ‘17

RENIA KAGKOU
Master of Architecture in Urban Design ‘17
Master in Design Studies ‘18

FRANCISCO LARA
Master in Urban Planning ‘16

ANDREA MARGIT
Master in Design Studies ‘17

JOHN MCCARTIN
Master in Urban Planning ‘16

AMANDA MILLER
Master in Design Studies ‘17

GUAN MIN
Master in Design Studies ‘17

RAMZI NAJA
Master of Architecture II ‘16

REBECCA NOLAN
Master in Design Studies ‘17

ANDREW STOKOLS
Master in Urban Planning ‘17

ASHLEY C. THOMPSON
Master in Design Studies ‘17

Spring/Fall 2014

DALAL MUSAED ALSAYER
Master in Design Studies ’15

SHIRIN BAROL
Master in Design Studies ’15

GRGA BASIC
Master in Design Studies ’15

CHRIS BENNETT
Master in Design Studies ’15

MATTHEW BROWN
Master in Design Studies ’15

VINEET DIWADKAR
Master in Landscape Architecture ’15
Master in Urban Planning '15

LEIF ESTRADA
Master in Design Studies ’16
Master in Landscape Architecture ’16

ANA MARÍA QUIROS
Master in Design Studies ’15

Spring 2013


CHRISTOPHER ALTON
Master in Design Studies ’14

CHRIS BUCCINO 
Master in Landscape Architecture ’13

MICHAEL CHIEFFALO
Master in Design Studies ’14

DANIKA COOPER
Master in Design Studies ’14
Master in Landscape Architecture ’15

ROB DAURIO
Master in Architecture II ’13

TAMER ELSHAYAL
Master in Design Studies ’14

GHAZAL JAFARI
Master in Design Studies ’14

CONOR O'SHEA
Master in Landscape Architecture II, ’12 
Master in Design Studies ’14

MELANY PARK
Master in Design Studies ’14

MARTIN PAVLINIC
Master in Landscape Architecture '15

ROI SALGUEIRO
Master in Design Studies ’14

HECTOR TARRIDO-PICARD 
Master in Architecture and Urban Design ’14
Master in Landscape Architecture '15

 

Other Past Researchers

ALEXANDER ARROYO
Master in Landscape Architecture ’13

TRAVIS BOST
Master in Design Studies '12

HALLIE CHEN 
Master in Architecture I ’11

JUAN CARLOS CRISTALDO
Master in Architecture and Urban Design ’13

ALIKI ECOMENIDES
Ph.D. candidate

PARKER EVERETT
Ph.D. in History, University of Chicago

JENNIFER LEE
Master in Urban Planning ’14

OSCAR MALASPINA
Master in Architecture and Urban Design ’13

KRISHNA MATTURI
Master in Design Studies '14

MARCUS OWENS 
Master in Design Studies ’13

EINAT ROSENKRANZ
Master in Architecture and Urban Design ’13

ALPEN SHETH 
Ph.D. candidate, MIT-DUSP

ADAM TANAKA
Ph.D. candidate, Harvard GSD

XIAOWEI WANG
Master in Landscape Architecture ’13

JAMES WHITTEN
Master in Architecture and Urban Design ’13