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Tulane Sociology


Yuki Kato (Vitae)

AssociateProfessor (Ph.D. University of California, Irvine)
[On leave 2015-2016]

220I Newcomb Hall
Phone: (504)862-3010
Fax: (504)865-5544
Email: ykato@tulane.edu

Research Interests

Urban/Suburban Sociology, Urban Agriculture, Urban Vacancy, Social Stratification, Qualitative Methodologies, Sociology of Adolescence and Youths, Sociology of Culture

Current Research Projects

Role of Food Hubs in the U.S. Local Food Movement 
Urban Agriculture in New Orleans
Urban Agriculture and Youth
Research in Undergraduate Sociology Courses

Selected Publications


Forthcoming. Harvey, Daina Cheyenne, Yuki Kato, and Catarina Passidomo. "Re-Building Other's Communities: A Critical Analysis of Race and Nativism in Nonprofits in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina." Local Environment. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2015.1064100

2015. "Bringing food desert residents to an alternative food market: A semi-experimental study of impediments to food access." with Laura McKinney. DOI: 10.1007/S10460-014-9541-3.

2014. “Political Gardening in a Post-disaster City: Lessons from New Orleans.” Urban Studies.51(9):1833-1849. with Catarina Passidomo, and Daina Harvey.

2013. "Not Just the Price of Food: Challenges of an Urban Agriculture Organization in Engaging Local Residents." Sociological Inquiry. 83(3):369-391.



Courses Taught

 kato 2014
Urban Sociology (SOCI 1060)
Foundations of Sociology (SOCI 2010)
Wealth, Power, and Inequality (SOCI 2180)
Introduction to Research Design (SOCI 3030)


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Tulane University, Department of Sociology, 220 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5820 menrigh@tulane.edu