- PhD, Economics, University of Michigan. Project: Inter-Industry Variation in the Occupational Attainment and Relative Wages of Black Workers in the Northern US, 1910-1960: The Role of Labor Market Structure
I am an economist with expertise in the areas of US economic history, demography, and labor. I am currently working on several research projects on contemporary and historical labor markets and migration processes, with a particular focus on issues of socio-economic inequality. Some of this work is a direct extension of my earlier research on 20th century African American economic history, but I have more recently begun to develop new projects on 19th century racial inequality on non-labor market dimensions, including health, and on contemporary (late 20th/early 21st century) immigration, focusing on the socioeconomic and health outcomes of immigrants. I teach US economic history (for general education students, undergraduate economics majors, and doctoral students); the economics of discrimination; and labor economics. I serve as the Chair of the Economics Department and also the Director of the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy in the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah. I received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Dayton and master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Michigan, and I was a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago.