Here is a link to the recently published Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies edited by Anthony Orum. I contributed entries on Race Riots and on the Occupy Movement.
In this edited collection, I offer a chapter about Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville, FL. I focus on how skateboarding connects generations of skaters and how they make meaning with this social practice.
In this recent book, I coauthored the introductory chapter titled “Chicago: Neoliberal City” laying out the parameters of neoliberalism and then in chapter 4 “Urban Sustainability and the ‘Greening’ of Neoliberal Chicago” I present the challenges of enacting sustainable, socially just, solutions in this context. Here is the publisher link for more information:
Below is an interview of one of the editors and one of the contributors to this research on the radio show “Live from the Heartland” on WLUW 88.7fm in Chicago.
Melissa Ross, host of “First Coast Connect” on WJCT community supported public radio in Jacksonville, FL, interviewed me about a recent article I co-authored where we dive into hardcore punk as a technology of the collective. I have also linked to the article in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.
This literature review was inspired by my Ph.D. research about urban sustainability in the context of North American cities.
Like the aquaponic set up at Growing Power in Milwaukee, WI pictured above, here is my experiment in website creation and attempt to do public sociology in a creative, self-sustaining, fun way. Maybe these pages will fill with drafts of my sociological research, ideas, and arguments? Here is to starting out and trying something new.