|Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of California, Irvine)
220I Newcomb Hall
Urban/Suburban Sociology, Urban Agriculture, Urban Vacancy, Social Stratification, Qualitative Methodologies, Sociology of Adolescence and Youths, Sociology of Culture
Current Research Projects
Urban Agriculture in New Orleans
Urban Agriculture Youth Programs
Where is Bolton Hill?: Neighborhood Boundaries as Symbolic Boundaries
Coming of Age in a Bubble: Spatial Sociology of Suburban Adolescents
Forthcoming. "Bringing food desert residents to an alternative food market: A semi-experimental study of impediments to food access." with Laura McKinney.
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.
2013. “Flow of Food, People and Information across the City: An Examination of Local Food Access in a New Orleans Food Desert.” Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. 3(2):45-56. with Cate Irvin.
2011. "Coming of Age in the Bubble: Suburban Adolescents' Use of Spatial Metaphor as Symbolic Boundaries." Symbolic Interaction 34(2).
2009. "Doing Consumption and Sitting Cars: Adolescent Bodies in Suburban Commercial Spaces." Children's Geographies. 7(1):51-66.
2006. "Planning and Social Diversity: Residential Segregation in American New Towns." Urban Studies. 43(12):2285-2299