I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Mexico. My research, which has won awards from ASA, SSSP, and Rice University, examines how apparently race-neutral mechanisms perpetuate racial inequality in contemporary urban contexts. I am especially interested in how inequality persists in housing and rental markets, with reverberating effects for wealth accumulation and education.
Currently, I am working on several solo and collaborative projects that address these questions. These projects include an examination of the conditions that enable racial stereotypes and discrimination to persist in urban housing market interactions; a mixed-methods study looking at the extent to which physical barriers shape segregation patterns and how these patterns are experienced on the ground; a pilot study of landlords and rental property management; a mixed-methods examination of the appraisal industry; and a study of immigrant housing integration in Europe, among others.
To find out more about my work as a sociologist, click the link to my CV below.