Brian Rosa is a researcher, photographer, and other things as they come along. He is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College of the City University of New York. He holds a PhD in human geography from the University of Manchester and an MRP in city and regional planning from Cornell University. He has published and exhibited his photographic work widely, and was named a 2013 Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He has collaborated with Adam Ryder on a number of projects, including a 2010 residency at the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, Utah.