As the project director of Global Urban Humanities Initiative, Susan Moffat is in charge of the academic program, its grant management, budgeting, fundraising, student advising, curriculum, and communications. She also teaches courses in the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, which includes Cities and Bodies, mapping and storytelling, and Siteworks: Understanding Place through Design and Performance. Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, she also taught at San Jose State University and UC Berkeley’s Center for Cities and Schools.
As the founder of Love the Bulb, which is dedicated to protecting the creative and artistic nature of the construction debris landfill “Albany Bulb”, Moffat has initiated several artistic projects. She served as a curator for exhibitions on cartography, initiated oral history and mapping project, Atlas of the Albany Bulb, and served as a consultant for its audio tour.
Her research focuses on affordable housing, environmental planning, and land conservation. As.a journalist, she has written about Asian cities, ethnicity and place, and environmental issues. Her writings have been published by The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Planning, and the edited collection The Misread City: New Literary Los Angeles.
Moffat holds a master's degree in city planning with a concentration in urban design from UC Berkeley, and master’s degree at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and bachelor’s degree in history and literature from Harvard College.