David Madden is Assistant Professor in Sociology and teaches in the Cities Programme. He works on urban studies, political sociology and social theory. He has conducted qualitative, ethnographic and historical research in New York City, London and elsewhere, addressing topics including urban politics, gentrification, cultural development, public housing, public space, urban theory and planetary urbanisation. David has previously taught at Columbia University, New York University and Bard College. He holds a PhD from Columbia University and is a member of the editorial board of the journal CITY.
Forthcoming 2016. With co-author Peter Marcuse. In Defense of Housing: The politics of crisis. London: Verso.
2014. “Neighborhood as Spatial Project: Making the urban order on the downtown Brooklyn waterfront.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 38 (2): 471-497.
2012. “City Becoming World: Nancy, Lefebvre and the global-urban imagination.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 30 (5): 772-787.
2011. With co-authors Neil Brenner and David Wachsmuth. “Between Abstraction and Complexity: Meta-theoretical observation on the assemblage debate.” CITY: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 15 (6): 740-750.
2011. With co-authors Neil Brenner and David Wachsmuth. “Assemblage urbanism and the challenges of critical urban theory.” CITY: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 15 (2): 225-240.
2010. “Revisiting the End of Public Space: Assembling the public in an urban park.” City and Community 9 (2): 187-207.
Forthcoming 2015. “Spatial Projects: The politics of neighborhood in New York.” In International Case Studies. Berlin: Spector Books.
2013. “City Becoming World: Nancy, Lefebvre and the global-urban imagination.” Pp 505-522 in Implosions/Explosions: Towards a study of planetary urbanization. Neil Brenner, ed. Berlin: Jovis.
2011. “Assemblage, actor-networks and the challenges of critical urban theory.” Pp 117-137 in Cities for People, Not for Profit: Critical urban theory and the right to the city, Neil Brenner, Peter Marcuse and Margit Mayer, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2011). Turkish translation, 2014: “Assemblajlar, Aktör-Ağlar ve Eleştirel Kent Teorisinin Karşilaştiği Zorluklar,” pp 155-181 in Kâr İçin Değil Halk İçin: Eleştirel Kent Teorisi Ve Kent Hakkı. Istanbul: Sel.
REVIEWS AND COMMENTARY
2015. “Five myths about public housing.” Washington Post, 13 September 2015. Available online at http://wapo.st/1M3QzqE
2015. “There Is a Politics of Urban Knowledge Because Urban Knowledge Is Political: A rejoinder to ‘Debating urban studies in 23 steps.’” CITY: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy action 19 (2-3): 297-302.
2015. “Book Review: Hell’s Kitchen and the Battle for Urban Space.” American Journal of Sociology 120 (2): 604-606.
2015. “Book Review: Cities Full of Symbols.” Contemporary Sociology 44 (1): 100-101.
2014. “Book Review: Offshoring.” Theory, Culture & Society website reviews, 16 September. Available online at http://bit.ly/1vlUBnl
2013. “Book Review: Remaking London.” LSE Review of Books, 23 November. Available online at http://bit.ly/1cLcePX
2013. “Gentrification doesn’t trickle down to help everyone.” The Guardian, 10 October. Available online at http://gu.com/p/3jcmn/tw
2013. “Book Review: Globalization, Modernity and the City.” Economic Geography 89 (3): 311-312.
2012. “Book Review: The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal.” LSE Review of Books, 21 November. Available online at http://bit.ly/1fPZgZ2
2012. “Poor Man’s Penthouse” (review essay on the film The Pruitt-Igoe Myth). CITY: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 16 (3): 377-381.
2012. With co-author Antonis Vradis. “From Athens to Occupy and Back: Introduction to cities in upheaval.” CITY: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 16 (1-2): 235-236.
2010. “Urban ANTs: A review essay.” Qualitative Sociology 33 (4): 583-590.