About me

I am the Associate Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment also at UC Berkeley, and a lecturer in City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.

My research focus includes public finance, urban politics, state fiscal policy, urban inequality, and public education. My dissertation examines the politics of recession, crisis, and austerity in four U.S. cities. My professional background is in the politics of economic development in the U.S., low-wage labor organizing, and the restructuring of work.

I write about the fate of public goods and services when themes of austerity dominate budgets and politics from city hall to the national capitol.

  • How does inequality relate to fiscal policy?
  • Why have we normalized public scarcity?
  • How will public spending fare under the Trump administration and Republican control of national policy?

Contact me:
2521 Channing Way, #5555
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-1946

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