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Critical urban scholar. My research focuses on street vending, criminalization, gentrification, and the right to the city. Instagram @streetsociology for creative concept illustrations by students in my urban sociology courses at PCC.
This chapter outlines how race- and class-based stratification and criminalization shape New York City’s street vending industry. The vast majority of New York’s street vendors are first generation immigrants of color who experience racial profiling for turning urban public space into their workplace. Since the Great Recession, a small but growing...
Drawing on original public opinion survey data collected in an urban setting during the spring of 2009, this article examines the factors that influence respondents ' tolerance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) individuals. Specifically, OLS regression models are employed to assess if, controlling for standard demographic categorie...
Using census data, we compare the economic status of blacks and whites in two neighbouring countries - the USA and Canada - examining the effects of international migration of people of colour upon systems of racial hierarchy. At first impression, the racial income gap is markedly smaller in Canada than in the USA. However, this is largely due to t...
Forthcoming book, edited by Neil Smith, Don Mitchell, Erin Siodmak, Marnie Brady, Jenjoy Roybal and Brendan O'Malley. University of Georgia Press 2018.