Prof. Miraftab's work focuses on the small west central Illinois community of Beardstown, where a local meat-processing plant recruited African Americans, Mexicans, and West Africans who re-create the town in unexpected ways. Prof. Miraftab teaches several courses on international planning, including UP 185/Cities in a Global Perspective and UP 423/Community Development in the Global South. Read more.
An article written for The Atlantic, Losing Identity During the Refugee Crisis, quotes Rebecca Nathanson's 2013 capstone report. Read more.