Matthew J. Hill (MA Boston College, Ph.D. University of Chicago) is an urban anthropologist currently writing an ethnography on the politics of heritage in Havana's historic center, Old Havana. He teaches and conducts research on issues of space and place, historic preservation, and transnational urbanism in Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and the United States. he is a lecturer in the Urban Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Research Associate in the Growth and Structures of Cities Program at Bryn Mawr College. He has recently published a work on Havana's historic center in Saskia Sassen's Deciphering the Global and Gary McDonough and Marina Peterson's Global Downtowns. He also works as a consultant for foundations and non-profits in the areas of urban policy, participatory planning, and organizational strategy. He is a past dissertation fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Courses: URBS 457 (Globalization and the City)