Tarecq Amer, Ph.D.


Summary Academic Interest: 

My doctoral dissertation challenges an idealized view that portrays San Francisco as a well planned, forward looking urban experience. By examining the marginality and power struggles that have been at play for over one century, I illustrate the hierarchy of power that lies beneath the surface of San Francisco. Governmental processes and institutions, including city and neighborhood planning, public health, and the variegated systems of law, have been employed to hide both those cast as marginalized, as well as the violence that is required to create this idyllic view. My dissertation is rooted in legal geography, urban planning, and critical theory