College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Latin American and Latino Studies > Faculty > Carolina Sternberg

Dr. Carolina Sternberg

Dr. Sternberg’s main areas of research and teaching combine urban studies, Latin American studies, and urban policies in both U.S. and Latin American settings. Her work has examined the relationship between neoliberal urban governance and gentrification in Buenos Aires and Chicago, separately and in comparative analysis. Recently, she has focused her work on the relationship between gentrification and race in African American and Latinx communities in Chicago.


She has published in academic renowned journals, including Urban Studies, Urban Geography, Geoforum and Urban Affairs Review and has contributed book chapters on the topics of middle-class identities in Buenos Aires, and urban neoliberalism in Chicago. Her current book project examines the dynamics of neoliberal urban governance, through a comparative analysis of Buenos Aires and Chicago, with a special focus on the gentrification processes in both cities, from 2008 to the present.

​​​