Atlanta Studies is an open access, digital publication that features work from scholars, writers, artists, and activists who are writing the next chapters in our city’s story. Examining Atlanta from a wide range of perspectives, we offer thoughtful analyses of the metro region’s past and present for a public audience. We aim to be critical when addressing Atlanta’s problems and even be a tad boosterish when assessing its possibilities. We believe a city is no better than its scholarship, and we hope you’ll tune in and take part. We publish long form articles of up to 5,000 words (multimedia pieces encouraged) as well as shorter blog posts.
In collaboration with other educational and non-profit organizations, Atlanta Studies also co-sponsors an annual symposium each spring.
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Anna Joo Kim is an Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research examines the blurred boundaries between informal and formal jobs for low wage immigrant workers, and how these semi-formal employment arrangements translate into strategies for local economic growth in ethnic neighborhoods. Dr. Kim teaches community and workforce development, planning for immigrant communities in the Atlanta region, and other courses on social, economic, and environmental justice.