Deyanira Nevarez Martinez

Deyanira Nevarez Martinez

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Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Planning
School of Planning, Design and Construction



Deyanira Nevárez Martínez is an assistant professor in the Urban & Regional Planning Program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction. Prior to joining the program in the Fall of 2021, she earned a PhD in Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy with an emphasis in Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Nevarez Martinez is an ethnographer who primarily employs qualitative methods. Her research has focused on the role of the state in homelessness and housing precarity and informality. A major theme in her work is the criminalization of poverty in the United States. Additionally, her work has analyzed issues of gentrification, racial equity in land-use and transportation, racial segregation, and bail reform.