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Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, The University of Chicago

… → 1997

Sociology, MA, The University of Chicago

… → 1994

Urban Studies-Sociology, BA, Columbia University

… → 1991

Research interests

  • Race and ethnicity
  • Urban sociology

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middle class Social Sciences
poverty Social Sciences
public housing Social Sciences
ghetto Social Sciences
racism Earth & Environmental Sciences
housing policy Social Sciences
bourgeoisie Social Sciences
school choice Social Sciences

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Grants 2007 2020

Research Output 1997 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

Statutory inequality: The logics of monetary sanctions in state law

Friedman, B. & Pattillo, M. E., Jan 1 2019, In : RSF. 5, 1, p. 173-196 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
state law
20 Citations (Scopus)

Black Placemaking: Celebration, Play, and Poetry

Hunter, M. A., Pattillo, M., Robinson, Z. F. & Taylor, K. Y., Dec 1 2016, In : Theory, Culture and Society. 33, 7-8, p. 31-56 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

public housing
large city
34 Citations (Scopus)

Everyday politics of school choice in the black community

Pattillo, M. E., May 20 2015, In : Du Bois Review. 12, 1, p. 41-71 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

school choice


Pattillo, M. E., Nov 10 2015, Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City. Chciago, IL: University of Chicago Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Opportunity without Moving: Building Strong Neighborhoods Where People Can Stay If They Want To

Pattillo, M. E., Oct 2015, The Return of the Neighborhood as an Urban Strategy. Pagano, M. A. (ed.). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, p. 37-63 (The Urban Agenda).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)