Elizabeth-Greenspan_250Elizabeth Greenspan is a writer and urban anthropologist. Her book, The Battle for Ground Zero, about the politics of commerce and commemoration at the World Trade Center site, was published in 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan.

She writes regularly about cities and real estate for the New Yorker’s ‘Currency’ blog, and her essays and reviews have also appeared in The Boston Globe, Salon, the Atlantic online, and The Washington Post, among other publications. She teaches in the Harvard College Writing Program, and lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.