Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities Fellow (2014-15)
Johana Londoño is an Assistant Professor on leave from the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. She holds a PhD and MPhil in American Studies, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University, and a BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. She is largely interested in the intersection between cultural studies, urban studies, and Latina/o studies. In particular, her current research examines how late 20th century, early 21st century urban experts, including designers, planners, developers, ethnographers, and policy-makers, interested in U.S. Latino urbanization transform the way barrio culture has been thought about and discussed. At Princeton she will continue to work on revising her dissertation into a book manuscript titled Abstract Barrios: The Latinization of Cities, Urban Design, and Representations of Poverty. Her research has appeared in Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Antipode Foundation: A Radical Geography Community, the edited volume Latino Urbanism: The Politics of Planning, Policy and Redevelopment (eds. David R. Diaz and Rodolfo D. Torres), and American Quarterly.
ARC 449: Making Sense of the City (Spring 2015)