Laura Liu is Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts. She holds a doctorate and master’s degree in Geography from Rutgers University. Her research focuses on community organizing, urban social movements, and race, gender, and labor politics in immigrant communities. She has written on the connection between geography and industry in art, the influence of digital technologies on urban space, and the impact of September 11 on New York City’s Chinatown.
Laura has taught courses on Global Economies and Race & Gender in the Global Economy. She regularly presents her work at national and international conferences and in invited lectures, most recently at the Austrian Association for American Studies, the Center for the History of the New America, the Architectural League of New York, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and the London School of Economics. Her forthcoming book, Sweatshop City, looks at the continuing relevance of the sweatshop in NYC’s Chinatown and other postindustrial, globalized contexts.