Mo Speller’s research at Johns Hopkins focuses on nineteenth and twentieth century urban U.S. History. Mo also has a Master’s of Science in Human Geography from the University of Bristol and a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Smith College. His research is concerned especially with street spaces and how they are used in activism, the appraisal of property values, and the construction of community. Mo is also interested what an examination of streets might add to histories of real estate and the urban crisis as well as the role of street spaces in zoning, redlining and other state policies that determine value.

Main Advisor: Professor Ryan, Professor Connolly