Rachel Brahinsky serves as director of the graduate program in Urban and Public Affairs. She also teaches in the undergraduate Urban Studies program. She earned her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research and teaching center around the challenges of race and inequality in the context of rapidly changing American cities. Her current projects are focused on the San Francisco Bay Area.
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- Affiliated Faculty, Politics Department
- PhD, University of California, Berkeley
- Selected Publications
A People's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area (with Alexander Tarr), forthcoming October 2020.
“Singing the Dark Times, in There There,” Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship, Vol. 2, Article 5 (Spring 2020).
“The Story of Property: Meditations on Gentrification, Renaming, and Possibility,” Environment and Planning A: Economy & Space, Jan 5, 2020
“Fillmore Revisited — How Redevelopment Tore Through the Western Addition,” The Public Press, Sept 23, 2019.
“Tell Him I’m Gone. On the Margins in High Tech City,” in Susan McWilliams (ed.) A Political Companion to James Baldwin. University Press of Kentucky, 2017.
“Introduction: Race, Space & Nature, New Connections, Emerging Methods,” Antipode, Nov. 2014 (with Jade Sasser, & Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern).
“Race and the Making of Southeast San Francisco: Towards a Theory of race-class.” Antipode, Nov 2014.
“The Death of the City? Reports of San Francisco’s demise have been greatly exaggerated,” Boom: A Journal of California, Summer 2014.