Christopher Mele

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D., New School for Social Research/New York


Research: Urban Sociology, Sociology of Culture, Community Studies

Bio:  Christopher Mele is an urban sociologist. His current research interests include the geography of race and social exclusion and the impact and consequences of neoliberalism on urban policy, urban development, affordable housing, and public space. His recent publications appear in Urban Studies and the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. He is co-editor (with Robert Adelman) of Race, Space and Exclusion: Segregation and Beyond in Metropolitan America and (with Jan Lin) the Urban Sociology Reader. He holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Geography.

Representative publications:

Selling the Lower East Side: Real Estate, Culture and Resistance in New York City, University of Minnesota Press, 2000.

Access to Cyberspace and the Empowerment of Disadvantaged Communities, in Communities in Cyberspace, edited by Peter Kollock and Marc Smith. London and New York: Routledge, 1999:290-310. [Full Text]

Using the Internet for Undergraduate Training in Applied Social Research. Effective Teaching (Online), Volume 1, Number 1. [Full Text] (Summer 1996).


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