Kasey Zapatka is a third-year doctoral student in Sociology at the Graduate Center (CUNY). He is broadly interested in researching urban inequality at the neighborhood level. Specifically, his interests focus on housing inequality, residential segregation, affordable housing, neighborhood change, gentrification, and suburbanization. Kasey is working on developing a dissertation project that looks at how neighborhood patterns of inequality and residential segregation shap spatial patterns of neighborhood affordability for the middle class.

Aside from his work as a Digital Publics Fellow at the Center for Humanities, Kasey is a Research Associate at the Center for Urban Research where he conducts labor market research for various CUNY colleges/universities, governmental institutions, and non-profits throughout the city. He also works as a research assistant for Paul Attewell in the sociology department, researching the income benefits for those with varying degrees of educational attainment. He holds a Bachelors in Spanish Literature and Language and a Masters in Sociology.


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