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New York University, NY, NY

PhD in American Studies, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis.



Aesthetic Belonging: The Latinization of Space, Urban Design, and the Limits of the Barrio


New York University, NY, NY

M.Phil. in American Studies, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis.


The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 

BFA. Focused on Design and Fine Arts.



Assistant Professor (Fall 2012-)

University at Albany, State University of New York

Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS)


Visiting Assistant Professor (Spring 2015)

Princeton University

School of Architecture


Visiting Assistant Professor (Fall 2011- Spring 2012)

Northeastern University

School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Instructor (summer 2009) and Teaching Assistant (2006-2008)

New York University 

American Studies Program, Dept. of Social and Cultural Analysis


Rail-Volution Scholarship, 2008 • The Henry Dropkin Award for excellence in graphic design, 2004 • The Art Directors Club Scholarship Award for one of the best young designers in the Big Apple, 2004 • The Type Directors Club Scholarship Award, May 2003 • Ray Brown Award for academic performance in Urban Affairs, May 2003 • Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Sept. 2003 • Four-Year Full-Tuition Scholarship to Cooper Union, 2000-2004 • Ronald McDonald House Charities (HACER) Scholarship, Sept. 2000 • Youth for Understanding Japan American Friendship Scholarship, Summer 1999


The State Between: A Symposium on New Jersey Urbanism, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, May 1, 2015.


“The Puerto Rican Problem, Urban Experts, and Design.” Paper presented at the Urban History Association Conference, Chicago, IL, October 14, 2016.

“Aspirational Gentrification.” Paper presented at the Latina/o Studies Association, Pasadena, CA, July 2016.


“Barrio culture and Modernist Orthodoxies,” Paper presented at Symposium on the Egalitarian Metropolis, Michigan-Mellon Humanities, Taubman College, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 11, 2015

“Colorful Latino Urbanisms,” Paper presented at “Latin/o American Cities: Culture, Policy and the Built Environment,” Princeton-Mellon Forum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Nov., 2014

“The Barrio in Latino Urbanism: Examining the Class and Culture of Contemporary Latino Geographies.” Paper presented at the American Studies Program, Dept. of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, March 6, 2014.

“The Geopolitics of Latino Design: A case of typographic inspiration across barrio landscapes.” Paper presented at the International Symposium on Typographic Landscaping at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 18, 2013.

“Demography is Destiny: Ethnic Diversity and Cities” Paper presented at “Open Classroom Policy Series,” Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Boston, MA, Feb. 23, 2011.


Londoño, Johana. August 2015. “Critical Latina/o Urban Studies in Metropolitan Perspective: The Case of Latina/o-majority Union City, NJ,” in., “Race and Space,” ed. Wendy Cheng and Rashad Shabazz, Special Issue, Occasion. Arcade: A Digital Salon (Open Access Journal) at Stanford University. 8:1-13

Londoño, Johana and Erualdo Gonzalez. August 2015. “The Changing Politics of Latino Consumption: Debates in Santa Ana’s Revitalization,” in Race and Retail: Consumption Across the Color Line, ed. Mia Bay and Ann Fabian. New Brunswick: Rutgers Press, 176-199.

Londoño, Johana. March 2015. “The Latino-ness of Type: Design Identities and their uses in Contemporary Culture” in “Typographic Landscaping: Creativity, Ideology and Movement,” ed. Johan Järlehed and Adam Jaworski, Special Issue, Social Semiotics 25(2):142-150.

Londoño, Johana. September 2014. “Barrio Affinities: Transnational Inspiration and the Geopolitics of Latina/o Design,” ed. Macarena Gómez-Barris and Licia Fiol-Matta, Special Issue, American Quarterly 66(3):529-548.

Londoño, Johana. 2012. “Aesthetic Belonging: The Latinization and Renewal of Union City, NJ,” in Latino Urbanism: The Politics of Planning, Policy and Redevelopment, ed. David Diaz and Rodolfo Torres. New York: NYU Press, 47-64.

Londoño, Johana. 2010. “Latino Design in an Age of Neoliberal Multiculturalism: Contemporary Changes in Latin/o American Urban Cultural Representation,” in “Race and the Cultural Spaces of Neoliberalism,” ed. Johana Londoño and Arlene Dávila, Special Issue, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power Journal 17, no. 5 (Sept.-Oct.): 487-509.



Londoño, Johana and Arlene Dávila, ed. 2010. “Race and the Cultural Spaces of Neoliberalism.” Special Issue, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power Journal 17, no. 5 (Sept.-Oct.): 455-457.



Londoño, Johana. 2015. Review of Urban Nightlife by Reuben May. International Review of Modern Sociology.

Londoño, Johana. 2006. Review of 25/4 Julio: Conmemorar, Festejar, Consumir en Puerto Rico by Maria Margarita Flores. El Centro Journal (Fall): 249-52.



Londoño, Johana. 2013. "At the Edge of the Metropolis: A Call to Expand Barrio Research." Antipode Foundation, Antipode: Radical Journal of Geography.

Londoño, Johana. Sept. 2014. “Barrio Affinities: Transnational Inspiration and the Geopolitics of Latina/o Design,” Supplementary content included in Beyond the Page, American Quarterly.

Londoño, Johana. 2013. “Don’t let N.J.’s Gold Coast lose its heritage: Opinion.” Op-ed article. The Star-Ledger, August 15. let_njs_gold_coast_lose_i.html


Co-chair of committee nominating Department Chair, 2016

Chair of Academic Program Review Committee, Council on Academic Assessment (CAA), University Senate, 2015-16 

Elected Member of Executive Committee, 2015-16

Member of Graduate Committee, 9/15-

Member of Undergraduate Committee, 09/12-09/14

Member of Search Committees, 2013; 2014; 2016


Elected Board Member of LatinoJustice Lideres Board (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund), New York, NY, Summer 2016-

Consultant for NEH grant for Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), July 2016

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