Professor of Anthropology, Environmental Psychology, Geography and Women's Studies
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Professor Low is currently involved in comparative research on private governance in public space and housing in New York City and Toronto and how these regimes transform social relations. She is currently completing a book entitled The Social World of Space and Place that is under review. She lectures and advocates for public space and diversity globally, tweets as @sethalow on public space and securitization, and is working to promote the importance of public space—especially parks, squares, and plazas—as critical to democratic practices and a more socially justice landscape.
Setha Low is Professor of Anthropology, Environmental Psychology, Geography and Women’s Studies, and Director of the Public Space Research Group at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Recent books include: Politics of Public Space ; Rethinking Urban Parks: Public Space and Cultural Diversity, On the Plaza: The Politics of Public Space and Culture and, Behind the Gates: Life, Security and the Pursuit of Happiness in Fortress America. Her current research is on private housing regimes and governance in New York City and Toronto. She is currently writing a book on The Social World of Space. Dr. Low has been awarded numerous fellowships and grants and lectures internationally on public space, social justice and diversity.
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