Johana Londoño

2014-2015 Princeton-Mellon Fellow

PhD American Studies, New York University
BFA Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art


Johana Londoño is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is largely interested in the intersection between cultural studies, urban studies, and Latina/o studies. In particular, her current research examines how late 20th century, early 21st century urban experts, including designers, planners, developers, ethnographers, and policy-makers, interested in U.S. Latino urbanization transform the way barrio culture has been thought about and discussed. At Princeton she will continue to work on revising her dissertation into a book manuscript titled Abstract Barrios: The Latinization of Cities, Urban Design, and Representations of Poverty. Her research has appeared in Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Antipode Foundation: A Radical Geography Community, the edited volume Latino Urbanism: The Politics of Planning, Policy and Redevelopment (eds. David R. Diaz and Rodolfo D. Torres), and is forthcoming in American Quarterly. A native of Medellin, Colombia, raised in Latino-majority Union City, NJ, Johana is excited to return to New Jersey to examine the topic of urbanism in the Americas at Princeton.