More specifically, I examine the politics of racial inequality in historical perspective.  My first book explores the federal government’s failed attempt to foster residential desegregation in suburban areas.  My forthcoming book, which was recently published by the University of Chicago Press, examines Prince Edward County, Virginia, the only school district to close its schools for an extended period–1959 to 1964–rather than desegregate them.

I am member of the Sociology faculty at Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center.  In addition, I am Associate Director of the Lehman Scholars Program and Macaulay Honors College at Lehman.

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