Atlanta Studies is an open access, multimedia web-based journal published by the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. We publish articles, blog posts, book reviews, and videos from the scholars, writers, artists, and activists who are writing the next chapters in our city’s story. Examining Atlanta from a wide range of perspectives, we offer thoughtful analyses of the metro region’s past and present for a public audience. We aim to be critical when addressing Atlanta’s problems and a tad boosterish when assessing its possibilities. We believe a city is no better than its scholarship, and we hope you’ll tune in and take part.
Articles undergo rigorous review by two members of an editorial board of experts from a wide variety of disciplines. Other materials undergo rigorous review by an editorial board member and a member of our editorial staff.
Authors retain copyright of the content they produce with limited rights granted to Atlanta Studies. Atlanta Studies is freely available to individuals and institutions. There are no charges to submit work to the journal.
Anna Joo Kim is Assistant Professor of City Planning in the School Public Affairs at San Diego State University. Her research examines the blurred boundaries between informal and formal jobs for low wage immigrant workers, and how these semi-formal employment arrangements translate into strategies for local economic growth in ethnic neighborhoods. Dr. Kim teaches community and workforce development, planning for immigrant communities in the Atlanta region, and other courses on social, economic, and environmental justice.