What social dynamics and policies maximize socioeconomic opportunities for all urban residents?


Like urban sociology at large, my work seeks to illuminate how cities can be places of possibility for all residents. Unlike the majority of urban sociological research which is primarily focused on U.S. marginalized communities, my work compares marginalized and privileged communities in various national contexts. My research illuminates that opportunity constraints have less to do with what is lacking in marginalized communities and more to do with the opportunity hoarding of the White middle-class. The aim of my research and teaching is to identify policies and practices that constrain opportunities and inspire new interventions that minimize these constraints.


Publications, data sets, and Stata commands.


Teaching philosophy, syllabi, and assignments.

Public Engagement

White papers and media coverage.