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Kevin Fox Gotham

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Grants, and Research
Professor of Sociology


Kevin Fox Gotham is professor of sociology and director of the SLA urban studies program. Over the past decade, he has been associate dean of academic affairs (2008-2014) and associate dean of graduate programs, grants and research (2015-present) in the School of Liberal Arts. From 2006-2008, he served as a program director for the National Science Foundation (NSF) sociology, political science, and law and social science programs. From 2014-2017, he served as chair-elect, chair, and past-chair of the Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA). He has authored four books, one edited volume, and published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and books chapters. His research expertise is interdisciplinary and focuses on real estate and housing policy, political economy of tourism, and post-disaster rebuilding. Board certified in security management, Professor Gotham has developed expertise in forensic criminology: the application of criminological knowledge to matters of immediate concern to various courts of law. He has been a member of the editorial board of City and Community, 2009-2012; a consulting editor for American Journal of Sociology, 2008-2010; Book Review Editor of City and Community, 2012-2015; Deputy Editor of Sociological Quarterly, 2004-2008; and Advisory Editor of Sociological Quarterly, 2016-present. Professor Gotham has won grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Louisiana Board of Regents and his research has been cited in Brief of Housing Scholars as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent to the U.S. Supreme Court (Texas Department Of Housing And Community Affairs V. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., No. 13-1371 (December 23, 2014). Click here for faculty home page.