Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. 2007 (Sociology and Social Policy), Harvard University; B.A. 2000 (Public Policy and American Institutions), Brown University
Areas of Research/Interest:
Neighborhoods and communities; stratification and mobility; urban sociology; crime and violence; social policy.
Sharkey, Patrick. 2013.
Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality
Chicago:University of Chicago Press.
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Recent op-ed from the New York Times: "The Urban Fire Next Time"
Winner of the Robert E. Park Book Award, Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, 2015.
Winner of the Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award, Population Section of the American Sociological Association, 2014.
Winner of the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society, 2013.
Winner of The American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Sociology and Social Work, 2013.
Galster, George and Patrick Sharkey, editors. "The Spatial Foundations of Inequality." Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences (expected publication in 2016).
Acadmic Articles and Chapters:
Sharkey, Patrick and Robert Sampson (in press). "Neighborhood Violence and Cognitive Functioning." Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society, Russel Schutt, Matcheri S. Keshavan, and Larry J. Seidman, eds. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Sharkey, Patrick, Max Besbris and Michael Freidson (in press). "Poverty and Crime." Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Society, Linda Burton and David Brady, eds. New York: Oxford University Press.
Besbris, Max, Jacob Faber, Peter Rich and Patrick Sharkey. 2015. "The Effect of Neighborhood Stigma on Economic Transactions." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (16) 4994-8.
Friedson, Michael and Patrick Sharkey. 2015. "Violence and Neighborhood Disadvantage after the Crime Decline." The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 660: 341-358.
Sharkey, Patrick. 2015. "Geographic Migration of Black and White Families over Four Generations." Demography 52 (1):209-231.
McCoy, Dana Charles, C. Cybele Raver, and Patrick Sharkey. 2015. "Children's Cognitive Performance and Selective Attention Following Recent Community Violence." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 56.19-36.
Sharkey, Patrick. 2014. "Spatial Segmentation and the Black Middle Class." American Journal of Sociology. 119 (4). 903-954.
Sharkey, Patrick, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Johanna Lacoe.2014. "High Stakes int he Classroom, High Stakes on the Street: The Effects of Community Violence on Students' Standardized Test Performance." Sociological Science 1: 199-220.
Sharkey, Patrick and Jacob Faber. 2014. "Where, When, Why and For Whom Do Residential Contexts Matter? Moving away from the Dichotomous Understanding of Neighborhood Effects." Annual Review of Sociology. 40: 559-579.
Graham, Bryan and Patrick Sharkey. 2013. "Mobility and the Metropolis: The Relationship between Inequality in Urban Communities and Economic Mobility." Washington, D.C.: The Economic Mobility Project, An Initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Sharkey, Patrick. 2012. "Residential Mobility and the Reproduction of Unequal Neighborhoods." Cityscape 114: 9-32.
Sharkey, Patrick. “An Alternative Approach to Addressing Selection into and out of Social Settings: Neighborhood Change and African American Children’s Economic Outcomes.” Sociological Methods & Research. 41: 251-293.
Sharkey, Patrick. “Temporary Integration, Resilient Inequality: Race and Neighborhood Change in the Transition to Adulthood.” Demography 49: 889-912.
Sharkey, Patrick and Felix Elwert. 2011. “The Legacy of Disadvantage: Multigenerational Neighborhood Effects on Cognitive Ability.” American Journal of Sociology 116: 1934-1981.
Burdick-Will, Julia, Jens Ludwig, Stephen Raudenbush, Robert Sampson, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, and Patrick Sharkey. 2011. "Converging Evidence for Neighborhood Effects on Children's Test Scores: An Experimental, Quasi- experimental, and Observational Comparison." Pp. 225-276 in Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances, Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane, eds. New York: Russel Sage.
Sharkey, Patrick and Robert J. Sampson. 2010. “Destination Effects: Residential Mobility and Trajectories of Adolescent Violence in a Stratified Metropolis.” Criminology 48: 639-681.
Sharkey, Patrick. 2010. “The Acute Effect of Local Homicides on Children's Cognitive Performance.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:11733-11738.
Sharkey, Patrick. 2009. “Neighborhoods and the Black-White Mobility Gap.” Washington, D.C.: The Economic Mobility Project: An Initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Sharkey, Patrick. 2008. “The Intergenerational Transmission of Context.” American Journal of Sociology 113:4, 931-969.
Sampson, Robert J. and Patrick Sharkey. 2008. “Neighborhood Selection and the Social Reproduction of Concentrated Racial Inequality.” Demography 45:1, 1-29.
Sampson, Robert J., Patrick Sharkey, and Stephen Raudenbush. 2008. “Durable Effects of Concentrated Disadvantage on Verbal Ability among African-American Children.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105:845-852.
Sharkey, Patrick. 2007. “Survival and Death in New Orleans: An Empirical Look at the Human Impact of Hurricane Katrina.” Journal of Black Studies, Special Issue on Katrina, Race, Class, and Poverty 37: 482-501.
Sharkey, Patrick. 2006. “Navigating Dangerous Streets: The Sources and Consequences of Street Efficacy.” American Sociological Review 71:826-846.
| 2015|| William Julius Wilson Early Career Award, Inequality, Poverty, |
and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association
| 2015|| Robert E. Park Book Award, Community and Urban Sociology |
Section, American Sociological Association (for Stuck in Place).
| 2014|| Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award, Population Section, American |
Sociological Association (for Stuck in Place).
| 2013|| Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society (for |
Stuck in Place), 2013.
| 2013|| The American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly |
Excellence (PROSE Award) in Sociology and Social Work (for Stuck
in Place), 2013.
|2010|| Roger Gould Prize, American Journal of Sociology (for the best |
article published in 2008/2009-"The Intergenerational Transmission
|2010|| Jane Addams Award, ASA Community and Urban Sociology Section |
(co-winner for the best article in urban sociology published in
2008/2009-"The Intergenerational Transmission of Context")