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Free Mon, Mar 28 // 7PM @ BO'S

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Why Cities are Good for Women

In recent decades, the world has experienced unprecedented urban growth, with more than half of the planet’s population now living in cities and towns. We often hear about the negative aspects of urbanization, but many modern cities provide unique advantages to their inhabitants—and women in particular. Professor Johnson will explore how social, economic, and political structures in urban areas can work to women's benefit.

Kimberley Johnson | BIO

Professor of Political Science and Director of the Urban Studies Program; Tow Distinguished Professorship for Scholarship and Practitioners, Barnard College

Kimberley S. Johnson joined the Barnard faculty in 2000. Her research focuses on the intersections between urban politics and policy, federalism and intergovernmental relations, race and ethnic politics, and bureaucracy and public policy. She is the author of Reforming Jim Crow: Southern Politics and State in the Pre-Brown South and Governing the American State: Congress and the New Federalism 1877-1929. Professor Johnson is currently working on a new book, Chocolate City: Oakland, Newark, and the Future of Metropolitan America. Her research and scholarship have been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Political Science Association, Columbia University's Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, the New York State Archives, and the Ford Foundation.