I am an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Geography at Rutgers University. I am also a member of the Community Economies Collective, an international community of scholars whose work centers around questions of class, economic practice, and social justice.
My research investigates contemporary and past political struggles that produce urban socio-natural systems, focusing especially on environmental governance and green infrastructure. I have several on-going research projects. One examines urban environmental and economic narratives, such as blight and urban greening, and their power to shape urban space. Another explores the impact of suburbanization on wetland goverance. When I need a break from high-minded social theory, I tinker with microcontrollers and time-lapse photography, which I’m currently using in a project to produce counter-narratives for so-called “vacant” urban lands.
If you have any questions, you can email me at nategab [at] geography [dot] rutgers [dot] edu.