James DeFilippis’ is associate professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and and Public Policy at Rutgers University. His research focuses on the politics and economics of cities and communities. He is particularly interested in the processes of social change, and questions of power and justice in cities. He has published work in academic journals in a variety of fields, both independently and in collaboration with other authors and is the author or editor of three books. He has also written applied monographs and reports, and his interests extend well beyond the academy and into the practice of concrete political work and policy analyses.