I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University at Buffalo, and a core faculty member of the Research and Education in Energy, Environment, and Water (RENEW) Institute. My research investigates environmental and urban inequalities.
This research on urban environments is in three primary areas. First, my co-authored book, titled Market Cities, People Cities (NYU Press, 2018), assesses vast variability in urban trajectories in Copenhagen and Houston, and what the implications are for our urban future.
Second, I research disaster vulnerability, particularly the role of land cover change in producing environmental risks. This research is funded by an Early-Career Research Fellowship through the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Third, I research health risks from industrial air pollution in the United States by examining the extent of disparities across metropolitan areas, and how those disparities have emerged.