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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, policing, education, environmental gentrification and the gendering of urban policy in New York, Chicago, London and Mexico City.  She is currently working on a book about gender and gentrification​

Courses Offered:
GEO 103 Urbanization
GEO 133 Urban Geography     
GEO 233 Comparative Urbanism
GEO 299 The Nature of Geography           
GEO 333 City Problems and Planning  
SUD 401 Sustainable Urban Development    
SUD 502 Professional Profile       

Selected Publications:

​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. 2014. ​The New Urban Vandalism: Why Cities Are Destroying Graffiti​​.

Curran, W. 2014. Snow's not sexist, but t​he city's response ​is.​ ​

​Hamilton, Trina and Curran, Winifred. 2013. From “five angry women” to “kick ass community”: Gentrification and environmental activism in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Urban Studies 50 (8): 1557-1574.

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. and Hague, E. 2007. Practicing Active Learning: Introducing Urban Geography and Engaging Community in Pilsen, Chicago. In: G. Hofman and H. Rosing (eds.) Pedagogies of Practice: Course-Based Action Research in the Social Sciences (Bolton, MA: Anker): pp. 79-94.

Curran, W. and Hanson, S. 2005. Getting Globalized: City Policy and Industrial Displacement in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Urban Geography 26: 461-482.

Curran, W. 2005. Being and Becoming in Urban Geography. Urban Geography 26: 257-260

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