Professor
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.

2020

WARD, K., COOKE, T. J., SHEARMUR, R., WYLY, E. K., HANSON, S., LAKE, R. and ADAMS, J. S. 2020 ‘40 years of the journal Urban Geography’ Urban Geography 41(3), 355-367 https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2020.1723368

 

2019

WYLY, E. K. 2019 Geography’s Quantitative Revolutions:  Edward A. Ackerman and the Cold War Origins of Big Data.  Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press

WYLY, E. K. 2019 ‘The Evolving State of Gentrification’ Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 110(1), 12–25   https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12333

 

2018

WYLY, E. K. 2018 ‘The new planetary suburban frontier’ Urban Geography   https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2018.1548829

WYLY, E. K., DANIELS, J., DHANANI, T. and YEUNG, C. 2018 ‘Hayek in the Cloud:  Conservative Cognition and the Evolution of the Smart City’ City 22(5-6), 820-842   https://doi.org/10.1080/13604813.2018.1549863

WYLY, E. K. and DHILLON, J. K. 2018 ‘Planetary Kantsaywhere:  Cognitive capitalist universities and accumulation by cognitive dispossession’ City 22(1), 130-151  https://doi.org/10.1080/13604813.2018.1434307

 

2017

WYLY, E. and BRYDOLF-HORWITZ, R. 2017 ‘Emplacement and the dispossessions of cosmopolitan capital’ Geoforum 80(March), A15-A19                                                               https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.01.002

 

2016

WIIG, A. and WYLY, E. 2016 ‘Introduction: Thinking through the politics of the smart city’ Urban Geography 37(4), 485-493   https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2016.1178479

 

 

Winter 2020

GEOG250 Cities Sections

An interdisciplinary introduction to the city in the context of contemporary globalization. Analysis of urban patterns and processes from the theoretical perspectives of various disciplines and methodologies.

Winter 2020

GEOG350 Urban Worlds Sections

City systems and theories of urban location; internal spatial structure of the city; commercial and industrial location; social areas; neighbourhood and land use change; urban trends and public policy.

Winter 2020

GEOG450 Urban Research Sections

Historical, legal, and quantitative analysis of urban research. Emphasis on spatial, racial, and political dynamics of urban inequality.

Winter 2020

URST200 Cities Sections

An interdisciplinary introduction to the city in the context of contemporary globalization. Analysis of urban patterns and processes from the theoretical perspectives of various disciplines and methodologies.

Winter 2020

URST400 Seminar in Urban Studies Sections

A seminar for senior students who wish to explore some common topics of importance to urban studies from the viewpoints of several disciplines.