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Miriam Zuk, Ph.D.

Project Director and Senior Researcher, UC Berkeley

Miriam Zuk, Ph.D. is project director of the Urban Displacement Project and senior researcher at UC Berkeley in affiliation with the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Institute for Research on Labor & Employment. She has 15 years of experience in the fields of environmental justice and equitable development.

Dr. Zuk currently leads work on residential displacement in the Bay Area in collaboration with the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and seven community-based organizations. She also teaches research design and writing to graduate students in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Zuk completed her Ph.D. in 2013 at UC Berkeley in the Department of City and Regional Planning. She previously served as the Deputy Director of Air Quality Research for the Mexican Ministry of Environment. Dr. Zuk received her M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT and her B.A. in Environmental Sciences from Barnard College.