Jia-Ching Chen

Assistant Professor

Office Location

SSMS 2127


Jia-Ching Chen is an urban, development, and environmental studies researcher and Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Currently, his interests are in China's role in shaping the global green economy and the spread of Chinese planning expertise through its international development activities. He also has professional experience in social movements and organized labor. Dr. Chen received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in City & Regional Planning with a designated emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies and outside fields in Geography and Anthropology. 



Global Perspectives on Society and Environment (Winter)
Urbanization in the Global South (TBD)
Environmental Representation, Writing and Advocacy (TBD)

Global Political Ecologies (Winter)
Urban / Environmental Theory (TBD)