Research

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

2020 
“The Long March: Deep Democracy in Cross-National Perspective”, with Mohammad Ali Kadivar and Adaner Usmani. Social Forces. 98:3, 1311-1338. [link] [pdf]

2015
“City learning from below: urban poor federations and knowledge generation through transnational, horizontal exchange”, International Development Planning Review. 37:2, 129-142. [link] [pdf]

2011        
“Housing, Institutions, Money: The failure and promise of human settlements policy and practice in South Africa”, with Joel Bolnick and Clifford Shearing. Environment & Urbanization, 23:1, 267-76. [link] [pdf]

“Out of the Garden of Eden: Moving Beyond the Rights-Based Agenda in the Urban Sector” Sustainable Development Law & Policy, 11:1, 47-49. [link] [pdf]

Articles under review

“Embedded Cohesion: Social Bases Of Urban Public Goods Provision” [SocArxiv]
invitation to revise and resubmit at American Journal of Sociology
* Early Career Workshop Award, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, 2020

“Weapons Of The Strong: Elite Resistance And The Neo-Apartheid City” [SocArxiv]
invitation to revise and resubmit (second round) at City & Community

“Public Housing Spillovers In A Developing Country”, with Stefano Polloni and William Violette

Book chapters, essays and reviews

2019               
“Brazil’s Political Peripheries and the Authoritarian Style”, Spotlight On series on “Political Geographies of Right-Wing Populism”. International Journal of Urban & Regional Research. [link]
          
Review of Democratizing Urban Development: Community Organizations for Housing Across the United States and Brazil. By Maureen Donaghy. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2018. International Journal of Urban & Regional Research. 43:5, 1007-8. [link] [pdf]

2016                
“A rightward shift, but not quite a shock: Municipal elections in Brazil and South Africa”. 28 October. Policy Trajectories: Blog of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology. [link]

2015                
“Quiet Conflict: Institutional Change, Informal Settlement Upgrading, and Formalized Partnerships Between Local Authorities and Urban Social Movements in South Africa.” In Peter Herrle, Astrid Ley, and Josefine Fokdal, eds. From Local Action to Global Networks: Housing the Urban Poor. Ashgate Publishing: Surrey, UK. 87-105. [link] [pdf]
        
“A Democratic Infrastructure for Johannesburg”. In Toni L. Griffin, Ariella Cohen, and David Maddox, eds. The Just City Essays: 26 Visions for Urban Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity. New York, NY: The J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City at the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, Next City and The Nature of Cities. 63-66. [link]
*This book was selected as part of the Three Books program for all incoming undergraduates at Stanford University in 2019. [link]*

Articles under preparation

“Bureaucratic Capacity in the 21st Century: Above, Below, and Within the State”, with Alexander Kentikelenis

“Populist Ecologies”, with Tomás Gold

“On the Political Peripheries of Brazil’s Incomplete Welfare State: Explaining the Authoritarian Style”

“Urban Regimes: Towards a Comparative Political Economy of Cities”