Jackelyn Hwang

Assistant Professor of Sociology
PhD, Harvard University
AM, Harvard University
BAS, Stanford University
Jackelyn Hwang

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 Journal of Sociology,American Sociological Review, City & Community,DemographySocial Forces, Urban Affairs Review, and other academic journals.


Latest Publications

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Hwang, Jackelyn and Lei Ding. 2020. "Unequal Displacement: Gentrification, Racial Stratification, and Residential Destinations in Philadelphia." American Journal of Sociology, 126(2): 354-406.

Asad, Asad L., and Jackelyn Hwang. 2019. “Migration to the United States from Indigenous Communities in Mexico.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 684: 120-145. DOI: 10.1177/0002716219848342.

Asad, Asad L., and Jackelyn Hwang. 2018. "Indigenous Places and the Making of Undocumented Status in Mexico-US Migration." International Migration Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/0197918318801059

Ding, Lei, Jackelyn Hwang, and Eileen Divringi. 2016. “Gentrification and Residential Mobility in Philadelphia.” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 61:38-51.

Ding, Lei and Jackelyn Hwang. 2016. “The Consequences of Gentrification: A Focus on Residents’ Financial Health in Philadelphia.” Cityscape, 18(3): 27-55.

Hwang, Jackelyn and Jeffrey Lin. 2016. “What Have We Learned about the Causes of Recent Gentrification?Cityscape, 18(3): 9-26.

Hwang, Jackelyn. 2015. “Gentrification in Changing Cities: Immigration, New Diversity, and Racial Inequality in Neighborhood Renewal.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 660(1):319-340.

Hwang, Jackelyn, Michael Hankinson, and Kreg Steven Brown. 2015. “Racial and Spatial Targeting: Segregation and Subprime Lending within and across Metropolitan Areas.Social Forces, 93(3): 1081-1108.

Hwang, Jackelyn and Robert J. Sampson. 2014. “Divergent Pathways of Gentrification: Racial Inequality and the Social Order of Renewal in Chicago Neighborhoods.” American Sociological Review, 79(4): 726-51.


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