My research interests encompass the areas of social theory, urban sociology, historical sociology, economic sociology, sociology of culture, political sociology, and the sociology of law and public policy.
"Make It Right? Brad Pitt, Post-Katrina Rebuilding, and the Spectacularization of Disaster" in Commodity Activism: Cultural Resistance in Neoliberal Times. Edited by Sarah Banet-Weiser and Roopali Mukherjee. New York University (NYU) Press, February 2012.
"Cascading Crises: The Crisis-Policy Nexus and the Restructuring of the U.S. Housing Finance System." Critical Sociology.38(1): 101-116. January 2012.
"Reconstructing the Big Easy: Racial Heritage Tourism in New Orleans." Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events. 3(2): 109-120. July 2011
"Coupled Vulnerability and Resilience: The Dynamics of Cross-Scale Interactions in Post-Katrina New Orleans" (with Richard Campanella). Ecology and Society16 (3): 12. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-04292-160312. 2011.
"Reconsidering the New Normal: Vulnerability and Resilience in Post-Katrina New Orleans" (Kevin Fox Gotham, Richard Campanella, Josh Lewis, Farrah Gafford, Earthea Nance, Mallikharjuna R. Avula). Global Horizons: The Journal of Global Policy and Resilience. 4(2): 2011
"Resisting Urban Spectacle: The 1984 Louisiana Exposition and the Contradictions of Mega Events." Urban Studies. 48(1) 197–214, January 2011.
"Toward a Research Agenda on Transformative Resilience: Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Ecosystems" (with Richard Campanella). Critical Planning. Volume 17, Simmer 2010.
Creating Liquidity Out of Spatial Fixity: The Secondary Circuit of Capital and the Evolving Subprime Mortgage Crisis.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. June 2009. 33:2.
“From 9/11 to 8/29: Post-Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding in New York and New Orleans.” (Co-authored with Miriam Greenberg). Social Forces. 87(2): 1037-62. December 2008.
“From Culture Industry to the Society of the Spectacle: Critical Theory and the Situationist International.” (Co-authored with Dan Krier). No Social Science Without Critical Theory. Edited by Harry Dahms. Current Perspectives in Social Theory. 2008. Vol. 25.