Hum is Professor and Chair of Queens College’s Department of Urban Studies. She also serves on the Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Center’s Environmental Psychology program. Hum’s research areas include immigrant urbanism, transnational capital and real estate financialization, urban planning and community economic development. Her first book, Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn’s Sunset Park,
received a 2015 Honorable Mention for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning’s Paul Davidoff Book Award
. Her most recent book talk was at the 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival and aired on CSPAN
. Hum continues to conduct research on urban manufacturing and industrial gentrification, and recent articles were published in Metropolitics
and Progressive City
. Hum contributes regularly to the online Gotham Gazette: The Place for New York Policy and Politics
on real estate development and the affordable housing crisis in immigrant neighborhoods.
In April 2017, Hum was invited to present at a Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies conference and her paper, “Minority Banks, Homeownership, and Prospects for New York City’s Multi-Racial Immigrant Neighborhoods,” was reviewed and revised as a chapter in a forthcoming volume, A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality,
which will be published by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Hum is the lead editor of a volume, Immigrant Crossroads: Globalization, Incorporation, and Placemaking in Queens, NY,
forthcoming from Temple University Press. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled, “The Asian Century”: Chinese Transnational Capital and City Building in Immigrant New York.
Hum teaches Urban Research Methods, Introduction to Urban Planning, Planning the Just City, and URBST 371, an experiential learning capstone course. Examples of student research products are available on the department’s website
. Hum also teaches the Macaulay Honors College seminar on The Peopling of New York
that introduces students to the extensive literature on the historic and contemporary migration to New York City. Hum received a 2013 Queens College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by Full-Time Faculty.
Professor Hum’s CV
Selected publications include:
“Planning in Neighborhoods with Multiple Publics: Opportunities and Challenges for Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations” in the Journal of Planning and Education Research 2010.
“Mapping Global Production in New York City’s Garment Industry: The Role of Sunset Park, Brooklyn.s Immigrant Economy” in Economic Development Quarterly, 2003.
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