Dr. Shaolu Yu Publishes Research Article in Journal of Transport Geography

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Dr. Shaolu Yu

Dr. Shaolu Yu has published an article in the June 2016 issue of Journal of Transport Geography on the mobility and immobility of Chinese (im)migrants in Flushing, Queens, New York City. In her article, Dr. Yu uses ethnographic research of the everyday mobility patterns among recent Chinese immigrants and migrants in an urban setting to determine the interrelationships between place and mobility, how the differences between mobility and accessibility are determined, and the role immigration policy and community development play in transportation equity. The article may be viewed here.


Dr. Yu, an urban geographer, is a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Rhodes Urban Studies Program. Her courses include Globalization and Cities; Exploring Urban Diversity: Why Gender, Race, and Culture Matter; Introduction to Urban Studies; Introduction to GIS; and Asian Urbanism through Cinema. She is currently supervising student summer research fellows in the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies.