Jackelyn Hwang

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Stanford University

Jackelyn Hwang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Changing Cities Research Lab. She is also a faculty affiliate at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and the Urban Studies Program at Stanford University. Jackelyn’s main research interests are in the fields of urban sociology, race and ethnicity, immigration, and inequality. In particular, her research examines the relationship between how neighborhoods change and the persistence of neighborhood inequality by race and class in US cities. Her current projects focus on the causes and consequences of gentrification and developing automated methods for measuring the physical conditions of neighborhoods over time using Google Street View imagery.

Jackelyn received her B.A.S. in Sociology and Mathematics from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University. After completing her Ph.D., she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. Her research has been supported by the American Sociological Association, the Joint Center for Housing Studies, the National Science Foundation, among others. Her work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Demography, Social Forces, and other academic journals.

More information about her research can be found at the Changing Cities Research Lab website: https://ccrl.stanford.edu/.