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Winifred Curran

PhD, Clark University
MA, Hunter College, City University of New York
BA, Vassar College

Dr. Winifred Curran is an urban geographer. Her research has focused on understanding the effects of gentrification on the urban landscape, looking at labor, industrial retention, policing, environmental gentrification and the gendering of urban policy. She is the author if Gender and Gentrification (Routledge 2018) and co-editor, with Trina Hamilton, of Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification.

Courses Offered:
GEO 103 Urbanization
GEO 133 Urban Geography
GEO 240 Historical Geography of Chicago
GEO 299 Knowledge, Place and Power
GEO 333 Urban Planning
SUD 502 Capstone: Professional Profile

Selected Publications:
Curran, Winifred. 2018. Gender and Gentrification. London: Routledge.

Curran, W. and Hamilton, T. eds. 2018. Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification. London: Routledge.

Curran, Winifred. 2018. "Mexicans love red" and other gentrification myths: Displacements and contestations in the gentrification of Pilsen, Chicago. Urban Studies 55 (8): 1711-1728.

Curran, Winifred. 2018. Gentrification is relentless, but not inevitable if locals are able to help shape development. LSE USAPP US Politics and Policy. July 26.

Hamilton, Trina and Curran, Winifred. 2018. Sustainable cities need more than parks, cafes, and a riverwalk. The Conversation. March 15.

Mountz, Alison, Bonds, Anne, Mansfield, Becky, Loyd, Jenna, Hyndman, Jennifer, Walton-Roberts, Margaret, Basu, Ranu, Whitson, Risa, Hawkins, Roberta, Hamilton, Trina, and Curran, Winifred. 2015. For Slow Scholarship: A Feminist Politics of Resistance through Collective Action in the Neoliberal University. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies.

Curran, W. and Hamilton, T. 2012. Just green enough: contesting environmental gentrification in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Local Environment 17:1027-1042.

Curran, W. 2010. In Defense of Old Industrial Spaces: Manufacturing, Creativity, and Innovation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 34: 871-85.

Mountz, A. and Curran, W. 2009. Policing in Drag: Giuliani Goes Global with Illusions of Control. Geoforum 40:1033-1040.

Curran, W. 2007. ‘From the Frying Pan to the Oven’: Gentrification and the Experience of Industrial Displacement in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Urban Studies 44: 1427-1440.

Curran, W. 2004. Gentrification and the Changing Nature of Work: Exploring the Links in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Environment and Planning A 36: 1243-1260. ​