Professor Jennifer Robinson


Jennifer Robinson is Professor of Human Geography at the University College London, and Co-Director of the UCL Urban Laboratory.

She has previously worked at the Open University in the UK, the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and the London School of Economics. She has published widely on South African cities, especially on the spatiality and politics of apartheid and post-apartheid cities, notably, The Power of Apartheid (Heinemann, 1996). Her widely acclaimed book, Ordinary Cities (Routledge, 2006) offers a post-colonial critique of urban studies. 

She is currently working on re-grounding comparative methods to support a more properly international urban studies, and developing a comparative research project on the politics of city strategies.