Taubman College

Faculty Directory

  • Kimberley Kinder
  • Michigan Society Fellow in Urban & Regional Planning and in Natural Resources & Environment
  • Office: 2223A
  • kkinder@umich.edu
  • CV

Teaching Areas:

  • Urban Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Spatial Politics

Kimberley Kinder is a postdoctoral fellow with the Michigan Society of Fellows. She holds a joint appointment in Urban & Regional Planning and in the School of Natural Resources & Environment. Beginning in 2014, she will be joining Taubman full time as the new Assistant Professor of Urban Studies. Kim is an urban political geographer with a masters from Oxford (2005) and a doctorate from Berkeley (2011). Her research explores the way spatial formation and social processes intertwine. For instance, her current research, funded by the Michigan Society of Fellows, analyzes the relationship between residential spaces and community development in Detroit. Her previous project, funded by the National Science Foundation, explores the way activists of many stripes use waterscapes to advance political causes in Amsterdam. Both projects build on Kim's past experience as an architecture and urban planning professional working on projects related to waterfront restoration, community building, historic preservation, and sustainable development.

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