Dr Desiree Fields

Trustee tenure: 2019-Present

Assistant Professor of Urban and Economic Geography
University of California
Berkeley, California
United States

desireefields@berkeley.edu | Profile at the University of California

Desiree Fields

I am an urban and economic geographer. My work explores the financial technologies, market devices, and historical and geographic contingencies making it possible to treat housing as a financial asset, and how this process is contested at the urban scale.

I am a board member of the Urban Studies Foundation, member of the editorial advisory board of Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, and treasurer of the Urban Geography Research group of the Royal Geographical Society.

The U.S. National Science Foundation, the British Academy, and the Independent Social Research Foundation have supported my research, which has been published in journals including Urban Studies; Economic Geography; Housing, Theory, and Society; City; and International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.