Position title: Associate Chair, Associate Professor of Sociology
Phone: (608) 265-6480
4440 Sewell Social Science
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Research Interest Statement:
Broadly, I study how individuals make decisions in economic markets, how these decisions are affected by interactions with others, and how these decisions, in turn, affect racial and socio-spatial inequalities. My research questions tend to focus on housing and neighborhoods, and I am increasingly interested in how climate change is impacting real estate values, residential decision-making, and inequality more generally.
Ph.D., New York University, 2017
Communities and Urban Sociology; Demography and Ecology; Economic Sociology; General Social Theory; Social Stratification
Other Campus Affiliations
Rhodes, Anna and Max Besbris. 2022. Soaking the Middle Class: Suburban Inequality and Recovery from Disaster. New York: Russell Sage.
Besbris, Max, Ariela Schachter, and John Kuk. 2021. “The Unequal Availability of Rental Housing Information Across Neighborhoods.” Demography 58: 1197-1221.
Besbris, Max. 2020. Upsold: Real Estate Agents, Prices, and Neighborhood Inequality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Besbris, Max and Shamus Khan. 2017. “Less Theory. More Description.” Sociological Theory 35: 147-153.
Besbris, Max, Jacob William Faber, Peter Rich, and Patrick Sharkey. 2015. “Effect of Neighborhood Stigma on Economic Transactions.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 4994-4998.