Sophie Gonick

Senior Fellow & Organizer of the NYLON Working Group

Sophie Gonick is an urbanist and associate professor in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU. She studies housing, immigration, urban social movements, and radical electoral politics. Her first book, Dispossession and Dissent: Immigrants and the Struggle for Housing in Madrid, explores the role of housing markets and their failures in shaping immigrant urban life and its modes of inclusion and contestation. She works extensively with grassroots collectives in Spain and the United States, including the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH-Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca) and Cooperation Jackson in Mississippi. Her new research examines rising housing unaffordability and immigration against histories of (dis)investment and discrimination within the urban United States.

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