Urban, Community, and Spatial Sociology

People specializing in this area

Faculty

Eric P. Baumer

communities and crime, mobilization of law

Francis Dodoo

urban poverty

Glenn Firebaugh

Neighborhood inequality, residential segregation, methods for studying communities

Corina Graif

Consequences of urban poverty and population diversity on crime and on the dynamics of personal and community social capital

John Iceland

Racial/ ethic residential segregation, immigration and immigrant communities, poverty, social demography

Barrett Lee

Neighborhood change, racial/ethnic segregation and diversity, urban homelessness, spatial aspects of affluence, community attachment, local social networks

Stephen A. Matthews

Communities, neighborhoods, health, spatial inequality, built environment, human spatial behavior, racial/ethnic residential segregation

R.S. Oropesa ("Sal")

Urban social disorder and disorganization, immigrant incorporation and assimilation in new destinations, neighborhood mobilization

Wayne Osgood

Social disorganization and rural crime, adolescents' friendship networks, time use and delinquency rates, multilevel models for studying community effects

Darrell Steffensmeier

theory construction, including development of theories of gender/crime relationship, age/crime relationship, and criminal justice decision making, patterns and predictors of crime, criminal careers and life-course criminality  

Kevin J.A. Thomas

immigrant incorporation

Scott T. Yabiku

human & ecological communities

Affiliated Faculty

Leif I. Jensen

Immigrants in new destinations, community and regional impacts on poverty and stratification, community economic development

Diane K. McLaughlin

Rural and urban youth outmigration, schooling, work and transitions to adulthood, community economic restructuring, demographic change and poverty/inequality, community development

Ann R. Tickamyer

Spatial inequality, rural poverty and welfare, gender, work and development in the US and Southeast Asia

Department Head

John Iceland

Racial/ ethic residential segregation, immigration and immigrant communities, poverty, social demography

Graduate Directors

Stephen A. Matthews

Communities, neighborhoods, health, spatial inequality, built environment, human spatial behavior, racial/ethnic residential segregation