Places Editors

Nancy Levinson is the editor and executive director of Places. She brings to the role experience in design and practice, most recently as director of the Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory and professor of practice at The Design School at Arizona State University, and as co-founding editor of Harvard Design Magazine at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.Arch from University of Pennsylvania.

Josh Wallaert is the senior editor of Places and a writer working at the edge of language and landscape. His fiction has appeared in TriQuarterly, Southern ReviewBlack Warrior Review, Gettysburg Review, and other journals. He co-directed the documentary Arid Lands (2007), hailed in the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of “today’s best environmental films.” He has an MFA from the University of Minnesota. Josh grew up in rural Oregon and currently lives in San Francisco.

Deborah Lilley is Managing Editor of Places. She holds a Ph.D in English from Royal Holloway, University of London, and writes and researches in the fields of contemporary literature and environmental humanities. Her work has been published in several edited collections and journals including Green Letters: Studies in EcocriticismSymplokē[email protected], and Alluvium, for which she guest edited a special issue on “21st Century Ecocriticism.” She has taught English at Royal Holloway, University of London, and the University of San Francisco.

Frances Richard is Associate Editor of Places. She is the author of three books of poems: Anarch., The Phonemes, and See Through; and co-author, with Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi, of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates.” Her book-length study Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics is forthcoming from University of California Press. Frances has been a member of the editorial teams at Fence and Cabinet, and a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She teaches at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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