Gordon Douglas
(Graduate Student)

University of Chicago (IL)


economic sociology, urban studies, critical theory, urban design, cultural studies, neighborhood identity, gentrification

About Me

I'm a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Chicago, as well as an occasional writer for GOOD, former adjunct at DePaul University, and an avid photographer and cyclist. I'm also the Social Media Manager here at Scholastica.

My research centers on issues of local cultural identity, urban development, and people's interactions with the built environment, including the unauthorized alteration of urban space and so-called 'DIY urban design,' which is the subject of my dissertation. I was born in London, raised in Davis, California, and currently divide my time between New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.


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