University of Wisconsin–Madison

Ivis Garcia

2021–2023 Emerging Poverty Scholar Fellow

Ivis Garcia

Ivis Garcia is an Assistant Professor in City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. Her most recent community engagement research has sought to elucidate currently existing as well as historic relationships between market typologies, the structured dynamics of housing stratification and distribution, advocacy, and community organizing strategies in diverse (primarily Latino) communities. Her work has implications pertaining to inequality in recovery from disasters and the role of the state in housing policy more generally. In addition, Garcia chairs Planners for Puerto Rico—a group of academic and practitioner planners—in which she collaborates on recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and is a board member of the National Puerto Rican Agenda. Garcia plans to use this fellowship to follow the relocation experiences of 100 households in two rural Puerto Rican communities affected by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Her work will enhance the scientific understanding of post-disaster community relocation decisions amidst uncertainty within communities of color.

@Ivis_Garcia_ | @UofUPlanning | @UUtah | @UofUCAP | @CentroPR | @pricanagenda | @tprachicago