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Researcher and award-winning author with interdisciplinary expertise on race and inequality in American metro areas. Critical examiner of historical roots of current policy problems. Teacher and communicator to diverse audiences.


  • Racial inequality and conflict in metro areas around housing, local government, taxation
  • Urban, suburban, metropolitan history
  • Issues in metropolitan organization including fragmentation, city-state relations, place-based inequality
  • Qualitative and archival research methods informed by interdisciplinary social theory


  • 2008-2016 Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Public Affairs, U. Texas at Arlington
  • 2012-2013 Visiting Scholar, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory U.

Accomplishments in Research

  • Researched, wrote and published 8 reviewed articles or chapters in multiple disciplines
  • Conceived and organized 5 scholarly panels for national urban studies conferences
  • Designed innovative research integrating theory and findings across disciplines
  • Proposed projects and won competitive research fellowships
  • Reviewed books and evaluated book prize competition

Accomplishments in Teaching

  • Developed undergraduate courses on race in American society, environmental justice, middle class security; acquired and communicated expertise in new subject areas
  • Selected or created effective readings, audiovisual materials, and study guides
  • Prepared and presented up to 9 weekly hours of lectures, discussions, workshops
  • Earned consistent high student evaluation scores at highly diverse metropolitan university

Accomplishments in Program Management

  • Collaborated with 5 program and 15 college faculty colleagues to restructure undergraduate program with 400 students in alignment with university strategic goals
  • Recruited senior and junior faculty colleagues, staff, and student employees


  • PhD, American Studies, University of Southern California, 2008
  • BA, American Studies, Northwestern University, 1998


  • Working knowledge of open source QGIS for demographic mapping
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite