— M.A. Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin
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Esther Sullivan is currently a University of Texas Powers Fellow and a Hogg Foundation Moore Fellow. Her research interests include urban sociology, inequality, poverty, and housing. Her work uses both ethnographic methods and geospatial (GIS) analysis. Her dissertation "Manufactured Insecurity: Eviction and Forced Relocation in Manufactured Home Parks" is a mixed-method project that documents and analyzes the mass evictions that result when mobile home parks close. Living full time in closing mobile home parks across Texas and Florida, this dissertation examines the effects of forced relocation on individuals and communities. Her work has been published in Law & Social Inquiry (forthcoming) and Habitat International.
SOC 308 • Intro To Urban Problems
TTH 1100am-1230pm UTC 1.144
This course provides an introduction to urban sociology with a focus on urban problems. Discussions and class lectures will focus on urban spaces as built environments, cultural spaces, sources of community, and political economies. Specific topics will include fundamentals of urban sociology, race, and residential segregation, suburbanization immigration, gentrification, crime and policing. The course will focus on U.S. cities.
Gottdiener, Mark and Ray Hutchson, The New Urban Sociology, Westview Press 4th edition, 2011.
Four exams 25% each