- Global Cities and Urban Society
- Labor Economics
- Political Economy
- U.S. Society and Politics/Policy Perspectives
- Ph.D.; Sociology; University of Connecticut
- M.A.; Sociology; University of Connecticut
- B.A.; History and Sociology; University of Alabama at Birmingham
Allen is an Assistant Professor in the School of History and Sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a quantitative scholar whose main research areas are stratification and inequality, urban sociology, work and occupations, and immigration. He has published research on the effects of financialization on income inequality in affluent nations, the relationship between immigration and earnings inequality in small towns and major metropolitan areas in the United States, discrimination in job hiring, and the effects of the Great Recession on the college earnings premium (or the earnings gap between those who have and do not have a college degree). He is currently conducting research on the effects of race/ethnicity and immigration status on homeownership, social and demographic change in Clarkston, GA (known as the most diverse square mile in America), and flood and heat vulnerability's relationship to social vulnerability in neighborhoods of Savannah, GA. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut and has published research articles in journals like Social Science Research, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Social Currents, Enrvironmental Sociology, Sociological Inquiry, and Sociological Perspectives.
- United States
- United States - Southeast
- Globalization and Localization
- Inequality and Social Justice
"Running with or against the treadmill? Labor unions, institutional contexts, and greenhouse gas emissions in a comparative perspective"
Journal Article – November 2018
Journal Article – January 2015
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