Annette M. Kim
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
Fax: (213) 740-1801
Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning
University of California, Berkeley
Housing and land use, Asian urbanization, Critical cartography
Annette M. Kim, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Sol Price School of Public Policy. She is also Director of SLAB, the newly formed spatial analysis laboratory at Price that advances the visualization of the social sciences for public service through both teaching and research.
Her current research examines the livelihood strategies of immigrants in rapidly growing Asian cities through spatial ethnography and humanistic cartography. She has also researched the development of property markets and reformation of property rights in transition countries in Eastern Europe and Asia. Her books include Learning to be Capitalists: Entrepreneurs in Vietnam’s Transition Economy (Oxford University Press, 2008) and the forthcoming Sidewalk City: Re-Mapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City (University of Chicago Press, 2014).
Previously, Dr. Kim was Associate Professor at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She received her Ph.D. in city and regional planning and masters of visual studies from University of California, Berkeley. She received her masters in public policy and urban planning from Harvard University and her B.A. in architecture and studio art from Wellesley College. She is a native of southern California.
*On sabbatical leave 2013-2014 as Visiting Scholar at Peking University and Peking University-Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.*