Tarry Hum’s research areas focus broadly on immigration, community economic development, and urban planning. She has researched and published papers on the socioeconomic processes and outcomes of immigrant incorporation in urban labor markets, related issues of immigrant settlement and neighborhood change, and the consequences for urban inequality, race and ethnic relations, political representation, and community definition and development. She is currently researching the role of ethnic banks in immigrant financial incorporation and community economic development. Her publications include articles in the Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Progressive Planning Magazine, Regional Labor Review, AAPI Nexus: Policy, Practice and Community, and chapters in edited volumes published by the Russell Sage Foundation, Stanford University Press, and Temple University Press. She is completing a book monograph titled, The Making of an Immigrant Global Neighborhood: Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. Tarry was recently appointed to the Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Center’s Environmental Psychology program. She received her Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her doctorate from UCLA’s School of Public Policy and Social Research.
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.
Hum teaches courses on the urban economy, urban planning, immigration, and Asian American communities. She also teaches the CUNY 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. She was recently appointed to the Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Center’s Environmental Psychology program.