The Pennsylvania State University, BSc
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MA
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1995, PhD


I study the relations between market processes and state policy in producing and reinforcing urban social inequalities. My approach blends elements of critical social theory, legal and policy analysis, and multivariate quantitative methods designed to engage state and corporate institutions on their own terrain, with their own data. Current and recent research projects focus on class, racial, and gender discrimination in housing finance in the U.S. urban system; the transformation and financialization of implicit and explicit housing subsidies; the role of transnational financial circuits in the reconfiguration of segregation, displacement, and gentrification; historical and contemporary conflicts between positivist and nonpositivist modes of geographical knowledge production; the quantitative algorithmic evolution of competitive dynamics among and within educational institutions; housing affordability and the evolution of suburban development in Canadian and U.S. cities; the implications of mass social networking for urban and geographical theory; and the cybernetic political epistemologies of resurgent White nationalist racism in Trump’s America.


WYLY, E. 2015 ‘Where is an Author?’ City 19(1), 5-43



BUNIO, N. and WYLY, E. 2014 ‘Championing the City Motto: An Analysis of Edmonton’s Un/Official Slogan’ The Geographical Bulletin 55, 1-16

PECK, J., SIEMIATYCKI, E. and WYLY, E. 2014 ‘Vancouver’s Suburban Involution’ City 18(4-5), 381-410

WYLY, E. 2014 ‘The New Quantitative Revolution’ Dialogues in Human Geography 4(1), 26-38
WYLY, E. and NEWMAN, K. 2014 ‘Ruthless: The Foreclosure of American Politics’ in Urban Politics: Critical Perspectives ed M. Davidson and D. Martin (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications) 55-76


ZIP, L., PARKER, R. and WYLY, E. 2013 ‘Facebook as a Way of Life: Louis Wirth in the Social Network’ The Geographical Bulletin 54, 77-98

DAVIDSON, M. and WYLY, E. 2013 ‘Class Analysis for Whom? An Alienated View of London’ City 17(3), 299-311

WYLY, E. 2013 ‘Why (Not a Right to) Housing?’ Housing Policy Debate 23(1), 29-34



WYLY, E., PONDER, C.S., NETTLING, P., HO, B., FUNG, S.E., LIEBOWITZ, Z. and HAMMEL, D. 2012 ‘New Racial Meanings of Housing in America’ American Quarterly 64(3), 571-604

DAVIDSON, M. and WYLY, E. 2012 ‘Class-ifying London: Questioning Social Division and Space Claims in the Post-Industrial Metropolis’ City 16(4), 395-421



WYLY, E. and PONDER, C.S. 2011 ‘Race, Gender, and Age in the Era of American Subprime’ Housing Policy Debate 21(4), 529-564

WYLY, E. 2011 ‘Positively Radical’ International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 35(5), 889-912



WYLY, E.K. 2010 ‘Things Pictures Don’t Tell Us: In Search of Baltimore’ City 14(5), 497-528

WYLY, E.K., NEWMAN, K., SCHAFRAN, A. and LEE, E. 2010 ‘Displacing New York’ Environment & Planning A 42, 2602-2623

DARDEN, J.T. and WYLY, E.K. 2010 ‘Cartographic Editorial: Mapping the Racial/Ethnic Topography of Subprime Inequality in Urban America’ Urban Geography 31(4), 425-433

WYLY, E.K. and DEFILIPPIS, J. 2010 ‘Mapping Public Housing: The Case of New York City’ City & Community 9(1), 61-86

WYLY, E.K., MARTIN, D., MENDEZ, P. and HOLLOWAY, S. 2010 ‘Transnational Tense: Immigration and the Transformation of American Housing Markets’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 36(2), 187-208

Winter 2018
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2018 term.Winter 2018
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2018 term.Winter 2018
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2018 term.Winter 2018
No URST course(s) were found for W2018 term.Winter 2018
No URST course(s) were found for W2018 term.