Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 2003
Urban and Community, Race, Inequality, GIS and Spatial Analysis
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Oakley is a Managing Editor of the Journal of Urban Affairs. 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. This project explores the efficacy of the Community Land Trust (CLT) shared equity model. Her research, which has been widely published, focuses primarily on how urban social disadvantages concerning education, housing, neighborhood change as well as redevelopment, 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.