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Anne B. Shlay


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1981


Urban Sociology, Housing, Israel, Policy, Evaluation


Research and Teaching Interests

Anne B. Shlay is a Professor of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Public Management and Policy at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy. She joined Georgia State University in 2015.

Her research has spanned many topics including urban development, spatial inequality, neighborhood change, housing policy and preferences, child care policy, and homelessness. She studies spatial politics and is an expert on divided cities such as Jerusalem. She conducts both basic and applied research and is an experienced program evaluator. Recent publications are “Transnational Rights to Barcelona: Senegalese Immigrants and Urban Regeneration.” (with Emma Giloth in Revista de Derecho Urbanistico, 2015) and “Gentrification and the Right to the City: Community Conflict and Casinos” (with John Balzarini in Journal of Urban Affairs, 2015). “

She is the author (with Gillad Rosen) of Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis, Polity, 2015. Based on 90 key informant interviews and on-site research, the book examines the social and political underpinnings of the conflict over Jerusalem and is a comprehensive analysis of the groups and ideologies that perpetuate this battle over what is the global poster child for contested cities.

Professor Shlay teaches a variety of classes on urban and housing issues as well as Jerusalem.

Professor Shlay received her B.A. from Indiana University/Bloomington and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She has be on the faculty at Cornell University, the Johns Hopkins University and Temple University.

Curriculum Vitae