Kafui Attoh

Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, JSMI


25 West 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 642-2033

Fax: (646) 664-8722

Dr. Attoh received his BA from Macalester College and his PhD in Geography from Syracuse University. His broad interests are in the political economy of cities, the politics of public space and debates in and around the idea of the “right to the city.” More narrowly, Dr. Attoh's research has focused on three areas: 1) urban transit’s role within the political economy of cities, 2) the struggles and livelihoods of the transportation disadvantaged and 3) the role of urban social movements (including the labor movement) in shaping mass transit policy. His work has appeared in Progress in Human Geography, New Labor Forum, The Journal of Cultural Geography, The Geographical Bulletin, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Urban Studies, Antipode and Space and Polity.

Recent News


Kafui Attoh, Associate Professor of Urban Studies, Appointed as Faculty Fellow by the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics

April 01, 2016

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is proud to announce that Kafui Attoh, associate professor of urban studies at the Murphy Institute, has been granted a faculty fellowship at The Center for