Alex B. Hill

Alex B. Hill

Adjunct Professor



6135 Woodward Ave.

Detroit, MI 48202


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Alex B. Hill

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  •  Medical Anthropology, Urban Studies, Health Geography, Food Access, Nutrition

Selected Publications

 Hill, Alex B. "Critical inquiry into Detroit's “food desert” metaphor." Food and Foodways (2017): 1-19.

Gomez-Lopez, Iris N., Philippa Clarke, Alex B. Hill, Daniel M. Romero, Robert Goodspeed, Veronica J. Berrocal, VG Vinod Vydiswaran, and Tiffany C. Veinot. "Using Social Media to Identify Sources of Healthy Food in Urban Neighborhoods." Journal of Urban Health (2017): 1-8.

Stovall, Maya, and Alex B. Hill. "Blackness in Post‐Bankruptcy Detroit: Racial Politics and Public Discourse." North American Dialogue 19, no. 2 (2016): 117-127.

Hill, A. B. “‘Nothing Changes’: Community Mapping Practice in Detroit. Antipode Online (2017).

Hill, A. B. “Urban Agriculture in Detroit: It’s not a ‘Food Desert,’ it’s about Food Sovereignty.” Progressive Planning: State of Planning in Detroit (2015).

Courses taught

 PH4600 Special Topics in Health Disparities: Geography and Public Health