Gerard TORRATS ESPINOSA

Assistant Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, Ripoll

Estats Units, 2011

I am an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Columbia University and a member of the Data Science Institute. My research draws from the literatures on urban sociology, stratification, and criminology, and it focuses on understanding how the spatial organization of the American stratification system creates and reproduces inequalities. My current research agenda investigates (1) how the neighborhood context, particularly the experience of community violence, determines the life chances of children; (2) how social capital and social organization emerge and evolve in spatial contexts; and (3) how place and geography structure educational and economic opportunity in America and elsewhere. My work has been published in the American Sociological ReviewChild DevelopmentDemographyEastern Economic JournalHousing Policy Debate, the Journal of Housing Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. I received my PhD in Sociology from New York University in 2019, a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2014, and a BS in Engineering from Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 2004.

LA BECA DE GERARD

Convocatòria

Estats Units, 2011

Universitat o centre de destinació

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Estudis cursats amb la beca

Public Administration (Urban Social Policy)

Tipus d'estudis

Màster o equivalent

Especialitat dels estudis cursats amb la beca

Administració pública

Universitat d'origen

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Especialitat d'origen

Enginyeria i tecnologia de la construcció