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Lily Hoffman

Associate Professor


Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership




NAC 6/135

p: 212-650-5856


  • Profile

    Lily Hoffman directs the MA Program and also teaches at the Ph.D. Program in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center.  Her research and teaching interests include urban sociology, urban redevelopment, policy, planning, and social theory, with particular attention to the social, spatial and political consequences of restructuring economies, tourism as a development strategy, issues of exclusion/inclusion, and urban governance.  Comparative work has focused on post-communist society.  Most recently, she has been looking at urban governance strategies in terms of pandemic flu and Hurricane Sandy.
  • Education

    B.A., Cornell Univ.; M.A., Univ. of Michigan; Ph.D., Columbia Univ.

  • Research Interests

    Urban sociology, Urban Planning and Policy, Political and Economic Sociology, Comparative Sociology,  Disaster Studies, Public Health
  • Publications

    Selected Publications and Presentations

    "Urbanization and Ecology: Why Locality Matters." Invited Presentation, 10th Beijing Forum, Nov 1-3, 2013.

    The Sociology of Pandemics: Crisis and Transparency in the Social Order, (co-editors Dingwall, R. and Staniland, K), Wiley-Blackwell. 2013

    "The Return of the City-State: Urban Governance and the NYC H1N1 Pandemic," in Sociology of Health & Illness, 35:2, 255-267.  2013.

    "Prague, Tourism and the Post-industrial City" (with J.Musil), GCI Working Papers Series, Great Cities Institute at U of Illinois at Chicago, 2009

    Cities and Visitors: Regulating People, Markets, and City Space, (co-eds: S. Fainstein and D. Judd), Blackwell, 2003.

    "The Marketing of Diversity in the Inner City: Tourism & Regulation in Harlem," The International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 27:2, 286-99, 2003.

    "Prague and Postcommunist Tourism" (with J. Musil), in The Tourist City (eds. Judd,D. and Fainstein, S.) Yale U Press. 1999.

    Community Revitalization Partnerships.
    Community Research Center. The New School. 1990.

    Hoffman, Lily M. The Politics of Knowledge: Activist Movements in Medicine and Planning, SUNY Press, 1989.

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