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Tarry Hum


 Tarry Hum is Professor and Acting Chair of Queens College’s Department of Urban Studies. 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. ​

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