Annette M. Kim is Associate Professor at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy. She is also the Director of SLAB, the newly formed spatial analysis laboratory that advances the visualization of the social sciences for public service through teaching, research, and public engagement. Her research experiments with critical cartography and spatial ethnography to re-conceptualize contemporary urbanism and find more inclusive and humane ways to design and govern the 21st-century city. Read more.
Expertise: housing markets and policy, especially in the Global South; property rights and land conflicts; rapid urbanization and migration within Vietnam and China; street vending and the informal economy; public space and urban design; international development planning; visualization in the social sciences; urban mapping and public engagement; Asian night markets