Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 2003
Urban and Community, Race, Inequality, GIS and Spatial Analysis
Research and Teaching Interests
January 2018 — Dr. Oakley was just appointed Editor In Chief of City & Community, the flagship journal of urban sociology. City & Community is the journal of the Community and Urban Sociology Section (CUSS) of the American Sociological Association (ASA). She is currently working on a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project: “Interrupting Place-based Inequality: Building Sustainable Communities through Shared Equity Homeownership” with Dr. Erin Ruel here in Sociology; as well as Drs Susan Saegert and Mary Clare Lennon at CUNY Graduate Center. More broadly, her research and teaching focuses on how intersections of urban social disadvantages concerning education, immigration, housing, neighborhood change, policing and race/ethnicity are often compounded by geographic space and urban policies. Dr. Oakley has provided Congressional Testimony concerning public housing preservation and the Neighborhood Choice Initiative to the Financial Services Committee. She received her B.A. in American History from Bowdoin College.