The upcoming Spotlight Series event will feature Dr. Revel Sims as the lecturer for the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series.
Dr. Sims is an assistant professor in UW’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program. Dr. Sims researches topics including housing, urban planning, gentrification, social justice and community and economic development. Dr. Sims’ research especially focuses on displacement, which he argues is under-analyzed in urban theory, research and policy, despite the major role it plays in the urban experience. His research includes studies of eviction patterns in Los Angeles and Orange (CA) and Dane (WI) counties and theory regarding problems that arise around claims to urban land and the production of everyday urban space.
The poster for this event can be accessed and downloaded here.
The lecture will be in Varsity Hall in Union South at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18th. This event is free for staff, students and the public. For more information, you can view the Union website.