Photo of Professors Steve McKay and Miriam Greenberg seated in front of a blackboard

March 4, 2020 — Special Session with Miriam Greenberg and Steve McKay, “Who Gets to Live in the Left-Most City? The Politics of Housing in Santa Cruz”

Miriam Greenberg is Professor of Sociology at the University of California Santa Cruz. Her research links urban studies, cultural studies, and the study of place, politics, and the environment.  She is  author of Branding New York:  How a City in Crisis was Sold to the World (Routledge, 2008) and Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans (Oxford, 2014), and co-editor of The City is the Factory: New Solidarities and Spatial Strategies in an Urban Age (Cornell, 2017) She has done a range of public-facing projects based in our region, including Critical Sustainabilites: Competing Discourses of Urban Development in California  and No Place Like Home – The Affordable Housing Crisis Study of Santa Cruz County.

Steve McKay is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the UCSC Center for Labor Studies.  His research has focused on labor, gender, migration, racial formation, and globalization.  He is currently working on a book, based on historical and multi-sited ethnographic research, focused on the rise and reproduction of ethno-national labor niches in contemporary global labor markets.  Steve is also working locally in the Santa Cruz area on a series of community-initiated student-engaged research (CISER) projects: Working for Dignity – the Low Wage Worker Study of Santa Cruz County; No Place Like Home – The Affordable Housting Crisis Study of SC County; and We Belong: Collaboration for Community-Engaged Research and Immigrant Justice.

March 4, 2020 | 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Free and open to the public

Humanities Building 1, Room 210
University of California, Santa Cruz

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