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John Joe Schlichtman

  • Associate Professor
  • PhD, New York University
    MA, New York University
    BS, University of Illinois​​​

  • Sociology
  • Faculty
  • 773.325.4093
  • 990 West Fullerton, 1st Floor, #1201

Dr. John Joe Schlichtman is an urban sociologist who is motivated by the potential of equitable, just, and productive community development. His research has focused on understanding the dynamics of macro-level processes such as globalization and gentrification: how stakeholders resist or exploit them, the decisions residents make in navigating them, and their influence on the urban landscape. This interplay relates to facets of community as diverse as housing, community development, policing practices, and education policy. In the book GENTRIFIER (2017) with Jason Patch and Marc Lamont Hill, Schlichtman works to develop a more nuanced and productive theorization of gentrification that can directly inform action and policy. He is also developing a global ethnography for the Globalization and Community Series at University of Minnesota Press. Professor Schlichtman’s research and perspectives have been discussed in such media outlets as Next City, CityLab, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the New Republic, and the Economist. He serves as a board member of the Research Committee 21 (RC21) for Urban and Regional Development. He has been a recipient of the PSA Praxis Award (2012) for impact on organizational institutions, community betterment, and human suffering, and was also named a Next C​ity Vanguard (2016).

Research Interests

  • ​Gentrification
  • Globalization
  • Community Development
  • Housing Policy
  • Small Cities​

Selected Publications:

Schlichtman, J., Patch, J., and Hill, M.L. 2017. GENTRIFIER. University of Toronto Press.

Schlichtman, J. 2017. "Towards a Definition of the Urban from the Perspective of Sociology.” Iossifova, D., Gasparatos, A., and Doll, C., eds. Defining the Urban: Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives. Routledge.

Steve, S., Tung, L., Schlichtman, J., and Peek, M. 2016. Social Disorder in Adults with Type II Diabetes: Building on Race, Place, and Poverty​.” Current Diabetes Reports, 16:72.

Schlichtman, J. and Patch, J. 2014. Gentrifier? Who, Me? Interrogating the Gentrifier in the Mirror." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38:4.

Schlichtman, J. 2014. Poor Doors Are About as Egalitarian as the U.S. Gets​.” August 1. NextCity.