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I am an incoming Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ball State University, beginning August 2019. I received my PhD in Sociology at Rice University in May 2019. My research focuses on stratification, family, neighborhoods and housing, and race/ethnicity. I am interested in how material resource transfers between family members contribute to racial and economic inequality through generations and over time, particularly in terms of residential attainment.

Please check out my research, teaching, and other interests, and reach out through email (ellen.m.whitehead@rice.edu) or Twitter (@EllenMWhitehead).