College of Social Sciences and Humanities Dean Uta Poiger announced the winners of the first-ever CSSH Outstanding Teaching Awards at the college’s annual Faculty Celebration on Thursday, April 2. ..
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Ph.D., 2011, Sociology,
University of Chicago
Len Albright is an assistant professor of sociology/public policy and a faculty member in the Urban Sustainability Initiative at Northeastern University. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago. His research program focuses on understanding how communities respond to social and environmental change. Current research activities include: (1) study of the impacts of suburban subsidized housing on participants and communities, understanding the mobility process for subsidized housing residents, measuring impact of subprime loans and foreclosures on household wealth (2) study of the community and individual impact of the natural gas boom and environmental change (3) study of issues of collective memory and environmental disaster/toxics exposure (with Phil Brown) (4) a theory project on the relationship between urban watersheds and urbanization. Albright is a member of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, the Hydraulic Fracturing working group, and the working group on Globalizing Cities/Regional Challenges. His research has been funded by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the MacArthur Foundation.