I am a critical urban geographer. My specific research interest is the role of borders and boundaries in shaping city identities, growth and development. I conduct research in the historic and contemporary practice of bordering: whether through the erection and performance of political boundaries, the development of social spaces such as neighborhood, or the geographical imaginaries created by the consulting firms, urban elites, and other stakeholders. My pedagogical research focuses on the capacity of reflexivity to open up spaces for critical engagement in urban research encounters. I pursue this interest in Pittsburgh, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.