Teresa Córdova is the Director of the Great Cities Institute (GCI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also Professor of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA). Professor Córdova received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Córdova is an Associate Editor for Economic Development Quarterly and sits on the Editorial Boards of State and Local Government Review; Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies and Latino Studies; and Latinos in the United States Book Series (Michigan State University Press).
Dr. Córdova publishes in the fields of Community Development and Latino Studies. Her most recent piece (2017), “Collaborative Community Development Practice: Interfacing with Government to Create a Small Business Incubator,” was published in The Routledge Handbook of Community Development: Perspectives from Around the Globe, edited by Rhonda Phillips, et. al.
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