HUMMINGBIRD STUDIOS_LYMAN-108Amanda Kass (she/her/hers) is the Associate Director of the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. As Associate Director she designs, conducts, and manages research in the GFRC’s priority areas. She will be joining the faculty at the School of School of Public Service at DePaul University this fall (2022) as a tenure-track assistant professor.

Amanda’s research concerns public finance (with a subspecialty in public pensions), housing markets, urban governance, and financialization. Her long-term research agenda addresses the ways in which finance shapes and is shaped by geographies of economic and racial inequality, particularly at the local scale. Her current research project examines how cities are using the federal State and Local Fiscal Recovery Aid they were allocated as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (the project website is here). 

She has a PhD in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois-Chicago, a MA in Geography from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a BA in Geography and International Studies from The Ohio State University.  

CV (updated, May 2022) available here.

Email: amanda.kass [at] gmail [dot] com

Twitter: @Amanda_Kass

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