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Jackelyn Hwang

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Jackelyn Hwang
Assistant Professor of Sociology
PhD, Harvard University
AM, Harvard University
BAS, Stanford University
(650) 497-1517


Jackelyn Hwang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and the Urban Studies Program. Jackelyn’s main research interests are in the fields of urban sociology, race and ethnicity, immigration, and inequality. In particular, her research examines the relationship between how neighborhoods change and the persistence of neighborhood inequality by race and class in US cities. Her current projects focus on the causes and consequences of gentrification and developing automated methods for measuring neighborhood change using Google Street View imagery.

Jackelyn received her B.A.S. in Sociology and Mathematics from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University. After completing her Ph.D., she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. Her research has been supported by the American Sociological Association, the Joint Center for Housing Studies, the National Science Foundation, among others. Her work has appeared in the American Sociological ReviewDemographySocial Forces, and other academic journals.


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Dec 3 2020 | Stanford News
Stanford professor’s study finds gentrification disproportionately affects minorities Disadvantaged residents from predominately Black neighborhoods have fewer options in face of gentrification. A new study by a Stanford sociologist has determined that the negative effects of gentrification are...
Aug 28 2019 | Stanford News
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