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Deirdre Pfeiffer
Assistant Professor
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University

Deirdre Pfeiffer is an assistant professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. 

Her research focuses on housing strategies in the U.S. relevant to an aging and diversifying society, the outcomes of the foreclosure crisis, and the relationship between suburban growth and racial equity. 

As a Kinder Scholar, Pfeiffer will investigate the role that the real estate industry is playing in cementing Millennials’ residence in urban cores and central cities during the 2000s and 2010s, focusing on Phoenix and Houston, both young and sprawling Sunbelt cities with historically weak urban cores that had divergent experiences during the recent Great Recession and foreclosure crisis. 

Pfeiffer received her Ph.D. in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her current research appears in Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Housing Studies, and Housing Policy Debate.