Neil Brenner

Neil Brenner
Professor of Urban Theory, Harvard GSD

Neil BrennerA�is Professor of Urban Theory andA�Director of theA�Urban Theory LabA�at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. For further details about current work and recent publications, as well as videos of recent public lectures, please consult the website of the Urban Theory Lab-GSD atA�urbantheorylab.net.

Prior to his appointmentA�to the GSD,A�Neil BrennerA�served asA�Professor ofA�Sociology and Metropolitan StudiesA�at New York University.A� He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago (1999); an MA in Geography from UCLA (1996); and a BA in Philosophy,A�Summa Cum Laude, from Yale College (1991). Brenner’s most recent book is the editedA�volume,A�Implosions / Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary UrbanizationA�(Jovis, 2014), which elaborates the conceptual foundations for the ongoing work of the Urban Theory Lab on contemporary forms of urbanization.

Brenner is also the author ofA�New State Spaces: Urban Governance and the Rescaling of StatehoodA�(Oxford University Press, 2004),A�as well asA�several edited volumes, includingA�Cities for People, not for Profits: Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the CityA�(co-edited with Peter Marcuse and Margit Mayer; Routledge 2011); Henri Lefebvre,A�State, Space, WorldA�(co-edited with Stuart Elden, co-translated with Gerald Moore and Stuart Elden, University of Minnesota Press, 2009);A�The Global Cities ReaderA�(co-edited with Roger Keil; Routledge, 2006);A�Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western EuropeA�(co-edited with Nik Theodore; Blackwell, 2003); andA�State/Space: A ReaderA�(co-edited with Bob Jessop, Martin Jones and Gordon MacLeod; Blackwell, 2002).A� He has writtenA�many scholarly articles and book chapters on topics related to urban theory, spatial theory, spatialized political economy and method, a numberA�of whichA�have been translated into other languages.