Research

CRACK EPIDEMIC

The following three papers considers the role of crime in shaping residential inequality. They focus on crack epidemic---an unusually violent and racialized drug epidemic in the mid-1980s---to provide a perspective on the changing nature of urban transformation and the stability of segregation, by focusing on three outcomes that are important to urban sociology: (i) suburbanization, (ii) segregation, and (iii) concentrated poverty.

  • The Emergence of the Crack Epidemic and Suburban Residence.

    • A previous version of this project received 2019 Gene Carte Student Paper Competition at the American Society of Criminology, 2nd place, under the title "The Emergence of Crack Cocaine, the Nature of Violence, and Enduring Effects on Suburbanization".

  • Long-Term Consequences of the Crack Epidemic on Residential Segregation (joint with Corina Graif).

  • The Crack Epidemic and the Rise and Persistence of Concentrated Poverty.