Rebecca Crane

Rebecca Crane’s research focuses on urban poverty, housing and informal settlements in the developing world, community organization, and environmental vulnerability. She is currently studying studying informal settlement upgrading and organization around environmental vulnerability in the Philippines.

Rebecca’s background is in international economic development. Prior to completing her Master’s Degree and beginning the Urban Planning Doctoral Program, she worked in the nonprofit sector on issues related to human rights, women’s rights, and economic security in low-income countries. She has lived and worked in a number of countries, and her time exploring cities of the Global South is what drew her to the field of Urban Planning and inspired her current research.

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Emily Erickson – GRADUATED

Emily Erickson’s research examines immigrant experiences of urban America with a focus in the areas of low wage work, urban poverty, and the community effects of the deportation fear.

Her dissertation explores how undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles and Albuquerque overcome the fear of deportation to participate in local and national level political movements. This is a continuation of previous work looking at the effects of deportation fear on community life – including research into the experiences of undocumented students at UCLA.

Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin American history and development sociology from UC Davis and a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from UC San Diego.

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