Headshot of Laura Landau, smiling at the camera.

Laura Landau

Adjunct Lecturer


Educational Credentials :

  • Ph.D., Geography, Rutgers University, expected May 2024
  • M.S. City and Regional Planning, Pratt Institute, 2017
  • B.A. Urban Studies, Barnard College, 2012

Teaching Experience :

  • Adjunct Lecturer, City College of New York, CUNY 2023-present
  • Graduate Lecturer, Rutgers University, Fall 2021
  • Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, 2021-2023

Professional Experience :

  • Project Manager, USDA Forest Service - NYC Urban Field Station, 2016-2019

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Landau, Laura. “Mutual Aid as Disaster Response in NYC: Hurricane Sandy to COVID-19.” Journal of Extreme Events, (May 30, 2022), 2241001.
  • Landau, Laura F., Lindsay K. Campbell, Erika S. Svendsen, and Michelle L. Johnson. “Building Adaptive Capacity Through Civic Environmental Stewardship: Responding to COVID-19 Alongside Compounding and Concurrent Crises.” Frontiers in Sustainable Cities 3 (November 11, 2021), 705178.

Professional Memberships :

  • American Association of Geographers
  • American Geographical Society