Department of Africana-World Studies
Office: Atrium 233
Office Hours: TBA
Department: African, African American, and Caribbean Studies
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: Urban/Community Development, Urban Inequality, Slum Studies, African Diaspora Studies, International Development.
The International Sociological Association - Research Committee 21 Amsterdam Conference: The Struggle to Belong: Dealing with Diversity in 21st Century Urban Settings 2011.
Session Co-chair (with Francois Bonnet, University of Amsterdam) for:
Slums, Ghettoes, and the Internal Periphery of the Global Urban
Everyday Life in the Segmented City Florence Conference, 2010.
Imagining A ‘Shining Pretty Thing’: Spectacular Urbanism and the Quest for Meaning in the World City System.
Comparative Peripheries: Exploring the Complexities of Urban Inequality and the Process of Peripheralization.
International Sociological Association - Research Committee 21 Sao Paulo Conference: Inequality, Inclusion and the Sense of Belonging 2009.
Spectacular Urbanism: The Image, Development and the (De)Location of the Urban ‘Other.’
New England Sociological Association, Fall Conference, 2000.
Death of an Immigrant: A Frame Critical Analysis of Crime, Social Control, and the Discursive Construction of the World City.
To Build a More ‘Perfect Discipline’: Ideologies of the Normative and the Social Control of the Criminal Innocent in the Policing of New York City. 2006. In Culture, Power and History: Studies in Critical Sociology, edited by Stephen Pfohl; Brill Publication.
Slums, Favelas, and Shantytowns: An Inquiry into the Global significance of the Urban Perihpery, and the Re-articulation of World-systemic External Areas, for The International Handbook of World-Systems Analysis, edited by Salvatore Babones and Christopher Chase-Dunn, London: Routledge, forthcoming.
Organizations and Committees
- Member of the International Sociological Association
- Member of the I.S.A. Research Committee on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development
- Member of the I.S.A. Research Committee on Social Transformations and Sociology of Development
- Coordinator of the Slum Studies Informal Research Group