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Jennifer Tucker

Assistant Professor

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Community + Regional Planning


Jennifer Tucker is an Assistant Professor of Latin American Development Planning, teaching in CRP’s Community Development and Indigenous Planning concentrations. Questions of urban justice in unequal cities motivate Jennifer’s research, teaching and activism. As a critical planning scholar, Jennifer uses feminist ethnography to study urban work, collective action and the politics of development. Her current book project examines the governance of the largest extralegal border economy on the continent – and the city that enables it – in the Tri-border region of South American where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet. In addition to prior work as a community organizer and development practitioner in the US, Paraguay and Peru, Jennifer draws from a long history of activism for environmental, labor and racial justice. Proficient in Spanish and Guaraní – the mother tongue of most Paraguayans – Jennifer conducts research in both languages.

Jennifer has a PhD in City & Regional Planning and master’s degrees in International & Area Studies and Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research is published or forthcoming in Planning Theory, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, The Association of European Schools of Planning Booklet Series B: Conversations with Planning Theorists and AmeriQuests. The Fulbright Council, the Social Science Research Council, and the Berkeley Center for Race and Gender have funded Jennifer’s extended fieldwork.