University at Albany


Johana Londoño

Assistant Professor
PhD - New York University


Latina/o USA 
Latinization of US Cities
Race, Ethnicity, and the US City


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.

Londoño, Johana and Erualdo Gonzalez. 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.

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

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

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. 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


Londoño, Johana. (forthcoming 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.


• Best Dissertation Prize from the Latino Studies Section of the Latin American 
Studies Association (LASA), 2013
• Honorable Mention for Best Dissertation from the Puerto Rican Studies 
Association (PRSA), 2012


• Inaugural Fellow of the Princeton-Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Architecture, Urbanism, and Humanities at Princeton University, 2014-15
• Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in the field of American Studies, 2010-11
• Visiting Dissertation Scholar-in-Residence, Northeast Consortium for Faculty Diversity, Host campus: Northeastern University, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, 2010-11
• Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program Fellow Summer, 2010 
• MacCracken multi-year fellowship award for a PhD in American Studies, 2004–09
• NYU The Graduate School of Arts and Science Dean’s Supplement Fellowship, 2004–07
• The Clark Foundation Fellowship (for leadership in NYC non-profit org.), 2004–07 (declined)


• “Striving for Diverse Cities: Documentary Film and Discussion Series,” Diversity Transformation Fund Award (with Project Leader, Prof. Carlos Balsas, Dept. of Geography and Planning), University at Albany, 2016-17.


• The Art Directors Club Scholarship Award for one of the best young designers in the Big Apple
• Four-Year Full-Tuition Scholarship to the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art


PhD - American Studies, New York University
MPhil - American Studies, New York University
BFA - Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art