Timothy Shortell is a professor of sociology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is a social psychologist studying urban geography using visual spatial semiotics.
His most recent book is Everyday Globalization: A Spatial Semiotics of Immigrant Neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Paris (Routledge, 2016). His work draws on Georg Simmel and Alfred Schütz, as well as the social psychology of groups, to explore the meaningfulness of urban places. He is also co-editor of three books on everyday mobility in cities.
With Jerome Krase, he has an online archive of photographs of global cities, brooklynsoc.org.