Theodore Greene

Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College

Department of Sociology

Greene's research broadly uses sexual communities to understand how the sociocultural and economic conditions associated with the postindustrial city shape and reconfigure how individuals conceptualize, identify to, and participate in local communities. His current book project, entitled Not in MY Gayborhood: Gay Neighborhoods and the Rise of the Vicarious Citizen, draws on ethnographic, archival, and interview data collected from iconic gay neighborhoods in Washington, DC and Chicago to develop a framework for understanding how community actors legitimate claims of ownership to a neighborhood community in the absence of residential, network, and material ties (vicarious citizenship).

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Constance A. Lindsay

Research Associate, Urban Institute

K-12 Education Policy

Constance A. Lindsay is a research associate at the Urban Institute, where she studies K-12 education policies. Lindsay earned a doctorate in human development and social policy from Northwestern University, where she was an Institute of Education Sciences' predoctoral fellow. Lindsay's areas of expertise include teacher quality and diversity, analyzing and closing racial achievement gaps, and adolescent development. Her work has been published in such journals as Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis and Social Science Research. 

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Willow Lung-Amam

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

Urban Studies and Planning Program

Willow Lung-Amam, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Urban Studies and Planning Program and Director of Community Development at the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on the link between social inequality and the built environment. She is the author of Trespassers? Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia (University of California Press, 2017) and has written numerous articles on the topic of immigrant suburbanization, equitable development, gentrification, suburban poverty, and the geographies of opportunity. During the 2016-2017 academic year, she was a visiting Ford Fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Center.

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