Date of Award

Fall 1-6-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Marianna Pavlovskaya

Second Advisor

Peter Marcotullio

Academic Program Adviser

Jochen Albrecht


Eminent domain is generally treated by legal geographers as a tool of the state. This thesis applies legal and feminist geographies to the case of the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn so as to reframe eminent domain as a spatio-legal intervention complicating traditional notions of scale and power.



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