Deirdre Oakley, professor of sociology, has just been appointed the new editor-in-chief of City & Community, the flagship journal for urban sociology.
City & Community, which just finished its 15th year of publication, is the journal of the Community and Urban Sociology Section (CUSS) of the American Sociological Association (ASA). The journal’s goal is to advance sociological perspectives on urban social life, theory, structural inequality and policy. Though urban sociology provides the journal’s foundational grounding, it attracts high quality articles from a variety of urban disciplines including: geography, urban planning, urban policy and urban studies.
Oakley takes over from previous editor Dr. Lance Freeman of Columbia University. Zuri Murphy, a doctoral student in the Sociology Department, has been appointed managing editor. The editorship is supported by a collaborative partnership between the Urban Studies Institute and the Department of Sociology.
Oakley, who has been at Georgia State since 2007, researches how the ways in which social disadvantages are compounded by the geographic spatiality of various public policies. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Oakley has testified to Congress concerning the continued need for government-subsidized housing. She received her graduate degrees from SUNY – Albany and her B.A. in American History from Bowdoin College.
Editorial offices will be located in the Urban Studies Institute offices in 55 Park Place.