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. Her book, Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn’s Sunset Park, received an Honorable Mention for the Paul Davidoff Book Award at the 2015 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference. Tarry serves on 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.
Hum received a 2013 Queens College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by Full-Time Faculty.
To read Professor Hum’s recent article for Metropolitics, “The Hollowing Out of New York City’s Industrial Zones,” please click here.
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.