Themis Chronopoulos is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Swansea University in Wales, UK. His research focuses primarily on urban history and public policy since 1945 with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, inequality and urban governance. He has previously been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, U.S.A., has taught at various Universities in the United States and the United Kingdom and has held a visiting position at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Chronopoulos is the author of Spatial Regulation in New York City: From Urban Renewal to Zero Tolerance (New York: Routledge, 2011), which was awarded the 2012 Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize for the best first book in American Studies form the British Association for American Studies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Urban History Association.