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Elizabeth Greenspan is a writer, urban anthropologist, and lecturer at Harvard University. Her book, The Battle for Ground Zero, about the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, was published in the fall of 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan. She writes regularly about cities, real estate, and public space for both popular and academic publications; her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Salon, the Atlantic online, and The Washington Post; and American AnthropologistPublic Historian, and the International Journal of Heritage Studies, among others.  Liz received a PhD in anthropology and urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and a BA in anthropology from Haverford College in 1999.  Prior to graduate school, she worked as a journalist.  She has lectured about Ground Zero, 9/11, cities, and public space at numerous colleges and universities, including Brandeis College, the New School, HarvardUniversity, Endicott College, Haverford College, Temple University, Gothenburg University, and Syracuse University. She lives in Jamaica Plain, MA with her husband Michael and daughter Naomi.