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Anne B. Shlay

Professor    Department Chair, Sociology    ,

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1981


Urban Sociology, Housing, Israel, Policy, Evaluation


Research and Teaching Interests

Anne B. Shlay is Professor and Chair of the department. She joined Georgia State University in 2015.

Her research has spanned many topics including urban development, spatial inequality, neighborhood change, housing policy and preferences, child care policy, and homelessness. She conducts both basic and applied research and is an experienced program evaluator. Recent publications are “Transnational Rights to Barcelona: Senegalese Immigrants and Urban Regeneration.” (with Emma Giloth in Revista de Derecho Urbanistico, 2015) “Gentrification and the Right to the City: Community Conflict and Casinos” (with John Balzarini in Journal of Urban Affairs, 2015), “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Housing: Rethinking Renting and Owning in Post-Crisis America.” (in Housing Studies, 2014), and “Whose Right to Jerusalem.” (with Gillad Rosen in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 2014).

She is the author (with Gillad Rosen) of Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis, Polity, 2015. Based on 90 key informant interviews and on-site research, the book examines the social and political underpinnings of the conflict over Jerusalem and is a comprehensive analysis of the groups and ideologies that perpetuate this battle over what is the global poster child for contested cities.

Professor Shlay teaches a variety of classes on urban and housing issues as well as Jerusalem.

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