Lecturer on Sociology
Department of Sociology, Harvard University
David Luberoff is a lecturer on sociology and a senior project advisor to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s Boston Area Research Initiative. From 2004 until 2012, he was Executive Director of Harvard’s Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, which seeks to improve the governance of the region by strengthening ties between scholars, students, officials, and civic leaders, thus addressing a variety of key urban issues. He co-developed and co-taught “Reinventing Boston,” a General Education class at Harvard that used Boston to introduce undergraduates to a variety of urban issues. He has also been Associate Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, an adjunct lecturer at both the Kennedy School and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and editor of The Tab, the largest group of weekly newspapers in greater Boston. The author of many articles and case studies on the politics of infrastructure and land-use policies, he is the co-author (with Alan Altshuler) of Mega-Projects: The Changing Politics of Urban Public Investment, which was named 2003’s best book on urban politics by the American Political Science Association’s urban section. He received an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government.