Jennifer S. Light

Jennifer Light

Jennifer S. Light is Associate Professor of Communication Studies, History, and Sociology, and Faculty Associate at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. She is the author of From Warfare to Welfare: Defense Intellectuals and Urban Problems in Cold War America (2003) and The Nature of Cities: Ecological Visions and the American Urban Professions, 1920-1960 (2009), both with Johns Hopkins University Press. Light is currently working on two projects which extend her longstanding interest in the work of technical experts in the political process: a history of urban mapping that uses geographic information systems as an analytic tool and a history of civic games in the US.