Matthew Marr
Associate Professor, Florida International University

Sociology PhD, 2007

Matthew Marr’s research focuses on how experiences of inequality in contemporary urban America and Japan are shaped by contexts at different levels, from the global to the individual. Marr looks at strategic research sites including housing programs for people experiencing homelessness, “service hub” neighborhoods, and day labor markets. He combines street-level qualitative research with comparative, macro-sociological analysis to contribute to debates on inequality about the effects of globalization, welfare states, urban regimes, culture, organizations, neighborhoods, families, and individual agency. In addition to his individual projects, he works with international scholars in Japan and other countries on comparative research, and has incorporated FIU graduate students into these collaborative efforts.