Kevin Fox Gotham Professor Department of Sociology Tulane University

Kevin Fox Gotham

Professor of Sociology
220C Newcomb Hall


Ph.D., Sociology, University of Kansas, 1997
M.A., Sociology, University of Kansas, 1992
B.A., Sociology, University of Kansas, 1990


Kevin Fox Gotham is Professor of Sociology.  In the School of Liberal Arts, he served as Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Grants, and Research from 2015-2020 and was Associate Dean of Academic Affairs from 2008-2015.  Professor Gotham has teaching and research interests in forensic sociology, environmental criminology, security and crime prevention, real estate and housing policy, and the political economy of tourism.  He is board certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International.  He is author or co-author of more than 100 publications and book chapters including the following books: Race, Real Estate and Uneven Development (2002, first edition, 2014, second edition, SUNY Press), Authentic New Orleans (2007, NYU Press), Critical Perspectives on Urban Redevelopment (2001, Elsevier Press), Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans (2014, Oxford University Press; co-authored with Miriam Greenberg) and Practicing Forensic Criminology (2019, Academic Press; co-authored with Daniel Bruce Kennedy).

Professor Gotham’s research has been supported by more than $2 million in external grants and has been cited in the top journals in sociology, geography, urban studies, and political science. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the Louisiana Board of Regents.  His publications have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Problems, Urban Studies, Housing Policy Debate, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR), City and Community, and Ecology and Society, among other prestigious journals.