About Me

My name is Rebecca Shakespeare and I am a lecturer at the department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University where I teach GIS (Geographic Information Systems & Science), qualitative GIS, and urban history.

My research focuses on urban housing affordability, why people move within cities, and applying qualitative GIS methods to understand how people make sense of place-based experiences.

I completed my PhD from the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019, working with Dr. Mei-Po Kwan.