Elizabeth Greenspan is a writer and urban anthropologist currently teaching at Harvard University. She writes regularly about Ground Zero, cities, and real estate for The Atlantic online and the New Yorker blog “Currency.” Her writing has also appeared in Salon and The Washington Post, among other publications. Liz received a PhD in anthropology and urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and before that worked at the Associated Press Rome Bureau and National Journal magazine. She has lectured about Ground Zero, 9/11, cities and public space at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Brandeis College, the New School, Endicott College, Haverford College, Temple University, and Syracuse University. She lives in Jamaica Plain, MA with her husband Michael and daughter Naomi.