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Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought at the New School incubates advanced transdisciplinary research and practice at the intersection of social theory and design and fosters dialogue on related themes across the university.

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Laura Y. Liu

Laura Y. Liu is Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts. Her research focuses on community organizing, urban social movements, race, gender, and labor politics in immigrant communities, and on New York City's Chinatown.

LAURA Y. LIU is Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts. Her research focuses on community organizing, urban social movements, and race, gender, and labor politics in immigrant communities. She has written on the connection between geography and industry in art, the influence of digital technologies on urban space, and the impact of September 11 on New York City’s Chinatown.

Liu’s forthcoming book, Sweatshop City, looks at the continuing relevance of the sweatshop in NYC’s Chinatown and other post­industrial, globalized contexts. She regularly presents her work at national and international conferences and in invited lectures, most recently at the Austrian Association for American Studies, the Center for the History of the New America, the Architectural League of New York, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and the London School of Economics. In 2011-­2012, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, City University of New York Graduate Center. Prior to The New School, she held a joint appointment at Dartmouth College in Geography and Women’s and Gender Studies. She holds a doctorate and master's degree in Geography from Rutgers University, and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.

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