Amanda Kass is a PhD candidate in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is also the Associate Director of the Government Finance Research Center at UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.
Amanda’s research concerns the relationships between urban governance, financialization, and racial inequality. Her long-term research agenda involves exploring how certain places are made vulnerable through processes of accumulation by dispossession and the broader logics of capital.
Her dissertation examines the evolution of institutional investor activity in the residential housing market in Illinois after the 2007-2009 recession.