Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology Department
Ph.D. 2007 (Sociology and Social Policy), Harvard University
B.A. 2000 (Public Policy and American Institutions), Brown University
Areas of Research/Interest
Neighborhoods and communities; stratification and mobility; urban sociology; crime and violence; social policy.
Sharkey, Patrick. 2013 .
Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality Chicago:University of Chicago Press. Click here for press webpage Methods Appendix
Recent op-ed from the New York Times: "The Urban Fire Next Time"
Winner of the Robert E. Park Book Award, Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, 2015.
Winner of the Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award, Population Section of the American Sociological Association, 2014.
Winner of the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society, 2013.
Winner of The American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Sociology and Social Work, 2013.
Galster, George and Patrick Sharkey, editors. "The Spatial Foundations of Inequality." Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences (expected publication in 2016).
Academic Articles and Chapters:
Sharkey, Patrick and Robert Sampson (in press). "Neighborhood Violence and Cognitive Functioning." Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society, Russel Schutt, Matcheri S. Keshavan, and Larry J. Seidman, eds. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Sharkey, Patrick, Max Besbris and Michael Freidson (in press). "Poverty and Crime." Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Society, Linda Burton and David Brady, eds. New York: Oxford University Press.