Rachel Brahinsky

RachelBrahinskyHeadshotAug13-e1404943357107-150x150Rachel Brahinsky directs the Graduate Program in Urban Affairs at the University of San Francisco. A UC Berkeley Geographer by training, Brahinsky’s book manuscript situates the history of racial politics and redevelopment in Southeast San Francisco within the context of contemporary struggles around gentrification in the Bay Area. Prior to her academic career, she was a journalist, writing about homelessness, city planning, and urban politics. Brahinsky situates questions about sustainability within the framework of race-class concerns in the city. As part of her work with the Critical Sustainabilities group she has incorporated its theoretical framework within the curriculum of the USF Urban Affairs MA program.


Keywords: Redevelopment
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