Laura Y. Liu is Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School. Her research focuses on community organizing; urban social justice; immigrant communities; race, gender, and labor politics; and the relationship between methodology and epistemology in activism. She has written on the connection between geography and industry in the art exhibit Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave (2011); the influence of digital technologies on urban space in Situated Technologies Pamphlets 7: From Mobile Playgrounds to Sweatshop City (2010, with Trebor Scholz); and the impact of September 11 on Chinatown (Indefensible Space, 2007, Ed. Michael Sorkin). Her articles have appeared in Urban Geography; Gender, Place, and Culture; and Social and Cultural Geography. Liu is writing a book, Sweatshop City, which looks at the continuing relevance of the sweatshop in Chinatown, New York City, and other post-Fordist, globalized contexts.

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