BiographyI was a white kid who grew up in a predominantly black neighborhood during the height of deindustrialization in Buffalo, New York. It was one of the poorest neighborhoods in one of the poorest cities in the United States. Everyday life taught me about racism. Sociology taught me how racism was connected to where we live, where we go to school, where we work, and the kinds of jobs available and unavailable people.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Racism and neoliberalism, citizenship, embodiment, civil rights movement, urban sociology