Professor of Urban Studies, Queens College, CUNY
Dr. Tarry Hum is Professor of Urban Studies, at Queens College, CUNY. Her recent book, Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn’s Sunset Park (2014) charts the evolution of Sunset Park—made up of a densely concentrated working-poor and racially diverse population—from the late 1960s to its current status as one of New York City’s most vibrant Neighborhoods. It received a 2015 Honorable Mention for the Paul Davidoff Book Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
Dr. Hum’s research areas focus broadly on immigration, community economic development, and urban planning. She has researched and published papers on the socioeconomic processes and outcomes of immigrant incorporation in urban labor markets, related issues of immigrant settlement and neighborhood change, and the consequences for urban inequality, race and ethnic relations, political representation, and community definition and development. She is currently researching the role of ethnic banks in immigrant financial incorporation and community economic development.
Dr. Hum serves on the Doctoral Faculty in the Environmental Psychology program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She received her Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her doctorate from UCLA’s School of Public Policy and Social Research. Dr. Hum was recently profiled in the New York Historical Society Museum and Library Exhibition, Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion (September 26, 2014 – April 19, 2015).