Curriculum Vitae

My curriculum vitae lists my education, areas of interest, work history, and publications.

  • For a descriptive summary of my research interests, go here.


Areas of Interest

  • Cultural Studies & Popular Culture
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Historical Sociology
  • Global Cities
  • Urban Studies
  • Science & Technology


Publications (Additional links can be found on my Google Scholar page)


Journal Articles

  • (2024) w/ Utku Balaban “Incineration, Urbanization, and Municipal Solid Waste in the World-System.” Journal of World-Systems Research. Vol. 30. No. 1. DOI:
  • (2020) “Mediterranean Style Gated Communities Around the World: Architecture, Globalization and Transnational Elites” City and Community. Vol. 19 No. 2, pp. 421-442 DOI: 10.1111/cico.12447
  • (2022) “Can buildings be racist? A critical sociology of architecture and the built environment” Sociological Inquiry. DOI: 10.1111/soin.12478
  • (2018) w/ Jason Crockett, Joleen Greenwood, and Mauricia John. “Sociology Portfolio Assessment and Curricular Review” Teaching Sociology. Vol. 46. No 1. pp. 34-43. DOI: 10.1177/0092055X17726833
  • (2017) w/ Martin J Murray. “Sentimentalizing Racial Reconciliation in the ‘New South Africa’: Invictus and the Cinematic Representation of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.” Black Camera Vol. 9. No. 1. pp. 22-46. DOI: 10.2979/blackcamera.9.1.02
  • (2016) “Connecting Urban and Environmental Catastrophe: Linking Natural Disaster, the Built Environment, and Capitalism.” Environmental Sociology. Vol. 2. No 4. pp. 365-374. DOI: 10.1080/23251042.2016.1220891
  • (2016) “Neoliberalism, logistics and the treadmill of production in metropolitan waste management: A case of Turkish firms.” Urban Studies. DOI: 0042098015586537.
  • (2015) Fear of a Black Spider-Man: Racebending and the Colour-Line in Super Hero (Re)Casting.” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. Vol. 6. No. 3. pp. 267-283 DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2014.994647
  • (2014) w/ Utku Balaban. “Politics of Urban Development and Wildfires in California and Turkey.” Environment & Planning A. Vol. 46. No 4. pp. 820-836. DOI: 10.1068/a46163
  • (2014) w/ Martin J. Murray. “Glorified Fantasies and Masterpieces of Deception: Importing Las Vegas into the New South Africa.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Vol. 38. No. 3. pp. 843-863.  DOI: 10.1111/1468-2427.12006
  • (2013) “The Façade of Safety in California’s Shelter-In-Place Homes: History, Wildfire and Social Consequence.” Critical Sociology. Vol 39. No 6. pp. 833-849. DOI: 10.1177/0896920512455936
  • (2012) “Materializing Spanish-Colonial Revival: The Historical Landscape and Cultural Production in Southern California.” Home Cultures. Vol. 9. No. 2. pp. 149-172. DOI: 10.2752/175174212X13325123562223
  • (2011) “Contradictions in California’s Orientalist Landscape: Architecture, History & Spanish-Colonial Revival.” Cities. Vol. 28. No. 4. pp. 240-346. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2010.09.003
  • (2007) w/ Martin J. Murray. “Cinema and the Edgy City: Johannesburg, Carjacking, and the Postmetropolis.” African Identities. Vol. 5. No. 2. pp. 279-289. DOI: 10.1080/14725840701403606