Kathe Newman

Kathe Newman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
and Director, Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement

B.A., Manhattan College; Ph.D., Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York


Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 460

Phone (848) 932-2799

Fax (732) 932-6564

E-mail knewman@rutgers.edu


Research Interests

  • Urban politics
  • Gentrification
  • Affordable housing
  • Power, race, class, and gender
  • Housing finance
  • Urban political economy
  • Community food security
  • Community economic development


Undergraduate Courses


Graduate Courses


Publications and Activities

  • Gittell, Ross and Kathe Newman. Ed. 2012. Activist Scholar: The Work of Marilyn Gittell. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications.
  • Newman, Kathe. 2012. "Context and Risk: What You Find Depends on What and How You Ask." Comments on Libman, Kimberly, Fields, Desiree, and Saegert, Susan. "Housing and Health: A Social Ecological Perspective on the United States Foreclosure Crisis." Housing Theory and Society 29 1:37-39.
  • Newman, Kathe. "Post Industrial Widgets" Reproduced in Susan Saegert and James DeFilippis.2012. Community Development Reader. 2nd Edition. Routledge.
  • Newman, Kathe and Philip Ashton. "Neoliberal Urban Policy and New Paths to Neighborhood Change in the American Inner City." Reproduced in J. Rosie Righe and Elizabeth Mueller. 2012. The Affordable Housing Reader. Routledge.
  • Newman, Kathe and Elvin Wyly. Chapter 2.4. Gentrification Threatens to Displace Low-Income Residents. In David M. Haugen. The Middle Class. Opposing Viewpoints Series. Greenhaven Press. 96-104.
  • Wyly, Elvin, Newman, Kathe, Schafran, Alex, and Lee, Elizabeth. 2010. "Displacing New York." Environment and Planning A 42:2602-2623.
  • Newman, Kathe and Elvin Wyly. "The Right to Stay Put. Revisited." Reproduced in Loretta Lees, Tom Slater, and Elvin Wyly. 2010. The Gentrification Reader. Routledge.
  • Newman, Kathe.  2009. “Post-Industrial Widgets: Capital Flows and the Production of the Urban.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 33 2: 314-331.
  • Kathe Newman. 2008. “The Perfect Storm: Contextualizing the Foreclosure Crisis.” in Jeff Crump, Kathe Newman, Eric Belsky, Phil Ashton, David Kaplan, and Daniel Hammel. “Cities Destroyed (Again) for Cash: Forum on the U.S. Foreclosure Crisis.” Urban Geography. 29:745-784.
  • Newman, Kathe and Robert W. Lake. 2006. “Democracy, Bureaucracy and Difference in Community Development Politics Since 1968.” Progress in Human Geography. January. 30 1:1-18.
  • Newman, Kathe and Elvin Wyly. 2006. “The Right to Stay Put, Revisited: Gentrification and Resistance to Displacement in New York City.” Urban Studies. 43 1:1-35.
  • Newman, Kathe. 2004. “Avoidance and Decline: Desire and Renewal.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 594 (July) 34-48.
  • Newman, Kathe and Philip Ashton. 2004. “Neoliberal Urban Policy and New Paths of Neighborhood Change in the American Inner City.” Environment and Planning A. 36:1151-1172. 
  • Newman, Kathe and Elvin Wyly. 2004. “Geographies of Mortgage Market Segmentation in Essex County, New Jersey.” Housing Studies. 19 (1): 53-83.
  • Lake, Robert W. and Kathe Newman. 2002. “Differential Citizenship in the Shadow State.” GeoJournal 58(2-3): 109-120.



Kathe Newman is an Associate Professor in the Urban Planning and Policy Development Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Director of the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement. Dr. Newman holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Graduate School and University Center at the City University of New York. Her research explores urban change, what it is, why it happens, and what it means. Her research has explored gentrification, foreclosure, urban redevelopment, food security, community economic development and community participation. Dr. Newman has published articles in Urban Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Urban Affairs Review, Shelterforce, Progress in Human Geography, Housing Studies, GeoJournal, and Environment and Planning A and is currently co-authoring a book with J. Philip Thompson and Ross Gittell on Community Based Organizations for Sage Publications.



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