I study the relations between market processes and state policy in producing and reinforcing urban social inequalities. My approach blends elements of critical social theory, legal and policy analysis, and multivariate quantitative methods designed to engage state and corporate institutions on their own terrain, with their own data. Current and recent research projects focus on class, racial, and gender discrimination in housing finance in the U.S. urban system; the transformation and financialization of implicit and explicit housing subsidies; the role of transnational financial circuits in the reconfiguration of segregation, displacement, and gentrification; historical and contemporary conflicts between positivist and nonpositivist modes of geographical knowledge production; the quantitative algorithmic evolution of competitive dynamics among and within educational institutions; housing affordability and the evolution of suburban development in Canadian and U.S. cities; the implications of mass social networking for urban and geographical theory; and the cybernetic political epistemologies of resurgent White nationalist racism in Trump’s America.
WARD, K., COOKE, T. J., SHEARMUR, R., WYLY, E. K., HANSON, S., LAKE, R. and ADAMS, J. S. 2020 ‘40 years of the journal Urban Geography’ Urban Geography 41(3), 355-367 https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2020.1723368
GERHARD, U., A. KOBAYASHI, E. WYLY, C. STERNBERG, A .E. G JONAS, and D. WILSON. 2020. Chicago’s Redevelopment Machine & Blues Clubs. The AAG Review of Books 8 (2): 122-134. doi: 10.1080/2325548X.2020.1722501.
IMMERGLUCK, D., K. KINDER, E. WYLY, and J. HACKWORTH. 2020. Review Symposium: Manufacturing Decline: How Racism and the Conservative Movement Crush the American Rust Belt. Urban Geography 41(4): 625-632.
WYLY, E. K. 2019 Geography’s Quantitative Revolutions: Edward A. Ackerman and the Cold War Origins of Big Data. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press
WYLY, E. K. 2019 ‘The Evolving State of Gentrification’ Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 110(1), 12–25 https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12333
WYLY, E. K. 2018 ‘The new planetary suburban frontier’ Urban Geography https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2018.1548829
WYLY, E. K., DANIELS, J., DHANANI, T. and YEUNG, C. 2018 ‘Hayek in the Cloud: Conservative Cognition and the Evolution of the Smart City’ City 22(5-6), 820-842 https://doi.org/10.1080/13604813.2018.1549863
WYLY, E. K. and DHILLON, J. K. 2018 ‘Planetary Kantsaywhere: Cognitive capitalist universities and accumulation by cognitive dispossession’ City 22(1), 130-151 https://doi.org/10.1080/13604813.2018.1434307
WYLY, E. and BRYDOLF-HORWITZ, R. 2017 ‘Emplacement and the dispossessions of cosmopolitan capital’ Geoforum 80(March), A15-A19 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.01.002
WIIG, A. and WYLY, E. 2016 ‘Introduction: Thinking through the politics of the smart city’ Urban Geography 37(4), 485-493 https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2016.1178479