2019- Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Hartford
2019 Ph.D. Sociology, University of California San Diego
2013 M.A. Sociology, University of California San Diego
2011 M.A. Latin American and Caribbean Regional Studies, Columbia University
2008 B.A., Spanish, and Bachelor of Business Administration, Roanoke College
2021 Kevin Beck and Karina Shklyan. “Civic Engagement, Legal Status, and the Context of Reception: Participation in Voluntary Associations among Undocumented Immigrants in California.” Socius. (Link)
2021 Espinoza-Kulick, Mario Alberto V., Maura Fennelly, Kevin Beck, and Ernesto Castañeda. E E. Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology. Ed. Lynette Spillman. New York: Oxford University Press.
2019 Kevin Beck. “Social Support and Residential Stability in Privately Owned Assisted Housing.” City and Community 18(1):302-320. (Link)
2019 Kevin Beck. “Trust and the Built Environment in New York City’s Public Housing.” Sociological Perspectives 62(1): 120-138. (Link)
2018 Isaac William Martin and Kevin Beck. “Gentrification, Property Tax Limitation, and Displacement.” Urban Affairs Review 54(1): 33-73. (Link)
2018 Ernesto Castañeda and Kevin Beck. “Stigmatizing Immigrant Day Labor: Boundary-Making and the Built Environment in Long Island, New York” in Immigration and Categorical Inequality: Migration to Cities and the Birth of Race and Ethnicity. Edited by Ernesto Castañeda. New York: Routledge. (Link)
2017 Isaac William Martin and Kevin Beck. “Property Tax Limitation and Racial Inequality in Effective Tax Rates.” Critical Sociology 43(2): 221-236. (Link)
2015 Ernesto Castañeda, Kevin Beck, and Josue J. Lachica. “Poverty, Ethnicity and Culture: Walking through Hispanic Neighborhoods in New York, San Diego and El Paso” in Walking in Cities: Quotidian Mobility as Urban Theory, Method, and Practice. Edited by Timothy Shortell and Evrick Brown. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. (Link)
Grants and Fellowships
2021-22 Faculty Fellow of the Humanities Center, University of Hartford
2021 Dean's Research Fund, University of Hartford
2018 California Immigration Research Initiative Graduate Student Fellowship, CCIS
2015 National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant
2015 Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program, University of California San Diego
2014 Summer Research Grant, Sociology Department, University of California San Diego
2014 UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, Graduate Student Scholars Program (declined)
2012 Summer Research Grant, Sociology Department, University of California San Diego
2022 "The Costs of Unaffordable Housing: Involuntary Mobility and Diminished Trust," American Sociological Association, Los Angeles.
2022 "The Displacement of Gentrification," Humanities Center Lecture, University of Hartford.
2022 "What Drives Displacement? Involuntary Mobility and the Faces of Gentrification," Eastern Sociological Society, Annual Meeting, Boston.
2019 "Civic Participation of Undocumented Immigrants in California," American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York.
2018 "Staying for Opportunity: Assisted Housing and Contextual Immobility," American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.
2017 “Social Support and Residential Stability in Privately Owned Assisted Housing,” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal.
2016 “Does Public Housing Mediate Trust?” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle.
2013 “Gentrification’s Uneven Temporal Distribution of Costs and Benefits,” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York.
2012 “Illegalizing Day Laborers: A Study of Migrant Day Laborers in Huntington Station, New York,” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Denver.
2011- American Sociological Association
Community and Urban Sociology Section
International Migration Section
Poverty, Inequality, and Mobility Section
(Last updated on 8/1/2022)