About Claire

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Welcome! I’m an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Drexel University in Philadelphia. I finished my PhD in Sociology at the University of Michigan in 2016 where I was also a trainee in the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research. I use qualitative and quantitative methods to study issues in criminology, socio-legal studies, and urban sociology.

My book “Urban Decline and the Rise of Property Informality in Detroit,” is under contract with University of California Press.

Research Areas:
– informality and resistance
– incarceration and prisoner reentry
– property rights and land use
– housing and homelessness
– race, poverty, and inequality