Kiara Wyndham-Douds

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Using methods ranging from causal inference to ethnography, Kiara Wyndham-Douds’ research examines mechanisms that create and sustain racial inequality in contemporary American society. Their current research focuses on the intertwined nature of race and space to investigate the spatial production of racial inequality in suburbs. This work includes projects on zoning, municipal incorporation, Black suburbs, and a book examining racial ideologies in highly diverse suburbs. In other research, they have explored non-spatial contexts to understand the mechanisms that create racial inequality in critical sites like childbirth and everyday social interactions with the goal of identifying interventions to increase racial equity.

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