Welcome!

I am a PhD candidate (ABD) in urban studies and public affairs at Cleveland State University.

My research interests coalesce around topics related to sub-national governance (local, metropolitan and state-level), social equity/sustainability and engaged scholarship.  In particular, I’m interested in the way that ideals of social justice and social equity make their way through governance systems. My dissertation asks why the production of social sustainability differs between urban and suburban contexts. In my dissertation, I critically consider the ways that spatial form and social processes, particularly those created and sustained by systems of government, interact with one another. You can read more about my research interests, teaching philosophy and other work in the various pages on this site.

As an emerging scholar and a parent, I’ve found academia difficult to navigate at times. I’d like to use this site to provide resources for other young scholars and/or parents. I hope you find this site useful and contact me if there is something you’d like to see here. We’re co-producing this content, you and I, so let me know what I’m missing and what you think! Looking forward to hearing from you!

Feel free to contact me at h.lebovits@vikes.csuohio.edu