Hooper's research focuses on the politics of land use, housing and urbanization, with particular interest in issues of forced displacement, disasters and participatory governance.
Anderson, R., M. Hooper, and A. Tuvshinbat. 2016. "Towers on the Steppe: Compact City Plans and Local Perceptions of Urban Densification in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia."
Hooper, M. 2015. "Will the City Rise Again? The Contested Geography of Housing Reconstruction in Post-Disaster Haiti." Housing Studies 30 (7): 1016-1035.
Eduful, A, and M Hooper. 2015. "Urban Impacts of Resource Booms: The Emergence of Oil-led Gentrification in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana." Urban Forum 26 (3): 283-302.
Hooper, M. 2014. "Priority Setting Amid the Rubble: Organisational Approaches to Post-Disaster Reconstruction in Haiti." International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 10: 270-280.
Hooper, M, and L Ortolano. 2012. "Confronting Urban Displacement: Social Movement Participation and Post-Eviction Resettlement Success in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania." Journal of Planning Education and Research 32 (3): 278-288
Urban Planning and Design