Dr. Logan is PI for US2010, a project supported by Russell Sage Foundation to analyze trends in American society that are revealed by the most recent data sources, including Census 2010. He is continuing research on the impact of hurricanes in the Gulf Coast. He has also undertaken studies of neighborhood change and individual mobility in U.S. cities in the period 1880-1920, and today. Since the early 1990s, Dr. Logan has studied social change in China, especially impacts of market transition.
Dr. Logan completed his PhD in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1974. Before coming to Brown he was Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Administration at the University at Albany, SUNY; Director of the Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research; and Director of the Urban China Research Network. Since 2005 he has served at Brown as Director of the research initiative on Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences. Dr. Logan is co-author, along with Harvey Molotch, of Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place. His most recent edited book, Urban China in Transition, was published by Blackwell in 2007.
JOHN LOGAN, PhD, Sociology
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