Dr. Logan completed his PhD in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1974. Before coming to Brown he was Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Administration at the University at Albany, SUNY; Director of the Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research; and Director of the Urban China Research Network. From 2004 through 2016 he served at Brown as Director of the research initiative on Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences. Dr. Logan is co-author, along with Harvey Molotch, of Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place. His most recent edited book, Diversity and Disparities, was published by Russell Sage Foundation in 2015.
The Political Economy of Suburban Growth: Differentiation and Stratification of American Suburbs, 1950-1970 (with Mark Schneider). Project funded by the National Science Foundation, 1978-1980, and renewed, 1980-1982 ($250,000).
Population Composition and Change in American Suburbs (with Mark Schneider). Project funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 1983-1986 ($260,000).
Growth and Growth Politics in American Suburbs. Project funded by the National Science Foundation, 1986-1988 ($40,000).
Informal and Formal Supports in Aging (with Glenna Spitze). Project funded by the National Institute on Aging, 1988-1991 ($538,000).
Family Structure and Intergenerational Relations (with Glenna Spitze). Project funded by the National Institute on Aging, 1989-1992 ($305,000).
Suburbanization Patterns of Racial and Ethnic Groups (with Richard Alba). Project funded by the National Science Foundation, 1990-1992 ($80,000).
The Changing Character of Inner City Neighborhoods (with Richard Alba and Ray Bromley). Project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, 1990-1991 ($50,000).
Suburbanization Patterns of Racial and Ethnic Groups (with Richard Alba). Project funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 1990-1993 ($580,000).
Access to Housing and Community Resources in a Chinese City (with Yanjie Bian). Project funded by National Science Foundation, 1992-1995 ($154,000).
Residential Patterns of Minorities in the Metropolis (with Richard Alba). Project funded by National Science Foundation, 1995-1998 ($174,300).
Intergenerational Relations in Chinese Cities. Project funded by National Institutes of Health (NICHD and NIA), 1996-1999 ($350,000).
Generations of Immigrants and Minorities in New York. Project funded by the Russell Sage Foundation, 1998-1999 ($80,200).
Group Boundaries in New York and Chicago, 1900-1920. Project funded by the National Science Foundation, 1998-2002 ($318,000). Research Experience for Undergraduates Supplement ($15,000).
Urban China Research Network. Project funded by the Mellon Foundation, 2000-2005 ($920,000).
Immigration, Ethnicity, and the Family. Project funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000-2004 ($944,000).
Economic Revitalization through Technology and Education-Based Institutions. Project funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2000-2001 ($85,000).
Diversity and Separation in American Neighborhoods. Project funded by the Ford Foundation, 2001-2004 ($300,000).
Urban Studies and Demography of China. Project funded by the Mellon Foundation, 2002-2005 ($100,000).
Group Boundaries in New York and Chicago: New Uses of the 1880 Census. Project funded by the National Science Foundation, 2002-2004 ($155,000).
Brown v. Board of Education at 50: Desegregation Orders and Public School Integration. Project funded by American Educational Research Association, 2004-2005 ($35,000).
Albany Population Center. R24 Population Center Grant funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2004-2007 ($1,081,000).
Immigrant Pathways to Political Incorporation. Project funded by Russell Sage Foundation, 2005-2006 ($150,000).
Katrina and the Built Environment: Spatial and Social Impacts. Project funded by National Science Foundation, 2005-2006 ($100,000).
Disaster, Resilience and the Built Environment on the Gulf Coast. Project funded by National Science Foundation, Human and Social Dynamics, 2006-2009 ($750,000).
Incorporating Immigrants and Minorities into Late 19th Century Cities. Project funded by National Science Foundation, Sociology Program, 2007-2008 ($190,000), and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2007-2010 ($855,000 and supplement $82,000). Research Experience for Undergraduates Supplement ($6,000).
US 2010: America after the First Decade of the New Century. Project funded by Russell Sage Foundation and Brown University, 2009-2013 ($1,602,000).
Population Vulnerability and Resilience to Hurricanes on the Gulf Coast. Project funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 2011-2012 ($429,000).
GIS Mapping and Segregation Analyses of Full Population Data for 1940. Project funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 2014-2019 ($1,670,000).
Spatial Analyses of Segregation Trends. Project funded by National Science Foundation 2014-2016 ($247,000).
Investigating and Extending Bayesian Methods for Small Area Estimation. Project funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 2014-2016 ($446,000).
Elena Vesselinov and John R. Logan. 2005. "Mixed Success: Economic Stability and Urban Inequality in Sofia" In F.E. Ian Hamilton, Kaliopa Dimitrovska Andrews, and Nataša Pichler-Milanovic (editors), Transformation of Cities in Central and Eastern Europe: Towards Globalization. Tokyo: United Nations University Press.
John R. Logan. 2005. "Re-Placing Whiteness: Where's the Beef?" City & Community 4 (June): 137-142.
John R. Logan. 2005. “Commentary: Growth of China’s Medium-Size Cities” Pp. 296-299 in Gary Burtless and Janet Rothenberg Pack (editors), Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2005. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.
Logan, John R., Deirdre Oakley, and Jacob Stowell. 2006. “Resegregation in U.S. Public Schools or White Decline? A Closer Look at Trends in the 1990s” Children, Youth, and Environments 16: 49-68.
Christopher J. Smith and John R. Logan. 2006. “Flushing 2000: Geographic Explorations in Asian New York” Pp. 41-73 in Wei Li (editor), From Urban Enclave to Ethnic Suburb: New Asian Communities in Pacific Rim Countries. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
John R. Logan, Deirdre Oakley, and Jacob Stowell. 2006. “Public Policy Impacts on School Desegregation, 1970-2000” Pp. 33-44 in John Frazier and Eugene Tettey-Fio (editors), Race, Ethnicity and Place in a Changing America. Albany: SUNY Press.
John R. Logan. 2006. “Variations in Immigrant Incorporation in the Neighborhoods of Amsterdam” International Journal of Urban and Regional Development 30 (September):485-509.
John R. Logan. 2007. “Settlement Patterns in Metropolitan America” Pp. 83-97 in Mary Waters and Reed Ueda (editors), The New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965. Harvard University Press.
Deirdre Oakley and John R. Logan. 2007. "A Spatial Analysis of the Urban Service Landscape: What Accounts for Differences across Neighborhoods?" Pp. 215-230 in Linda Lobao and Greg Hooks (eds.), The Sociology of Spatial Inequality. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
John R. Logan and Susan Fainstein. 2007. “Urban China in Comparative Perspective” Pp. 1-24 in John R. Logan (editor), Urban China in Transition. London: Blackwell Publishers.
Yixing Zhou and John R. Logan. 2007. "Growth on the Edge: The New Chinese Metropolis" Pp. 140-160 in John R. Logan (editor), Urban China in Transition. London: Blackwell Publishers.
Chinese version reprinted as Yixing Zhou and John R. Logan. 2007. “New Chinese Cities: Growth at the Edge” (Bianyuan Zhengzhang - Xin de Zhongguo Dadushi). Pp. 237-256 in Fulong Wu, Laurence Ma, and Jingxiang Zhang (editor), Restructuring and Reconstructing: China's urban development in multiple perspectives (Zhuanxing yu Chongguo: Zhongguo Chengshi Fazhan Duowei Toushi). Nanjing: Southeast University Press.
John R. Logan. 2007. “Who Are the Other African Americans? Contemporary African and Caribbean Immigrants in the U.S.” Pp. 49-68 in Yoku Shaw-Taylor and Steven Tuch (editors), Other African Americans: Contemporary African and Caribbean Families in the United States. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield.
Feng, Jian, Yixing Zhou, John R. Logan, and Fulong Wu. 2007. “Restructuring of Beijing's Social Space” Eurasian Geography and Economics 48: 509-542.
John R. Logan. 2007. “Unnatural Disaster: Social Impacts and Policy Choices after Katrina” In Karl-Siegbert Rehberg, (editor), Die Natur der Gesellschaft. Verhandlungen des 33. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Kassel 2006, Campus-Verlag, Frankfurt a.M.
Reprinted (2008, pp. 279-297) in Harry W. Richardson, Peter Gordon, and James E. Moore (editors), Natural Disaster Analysis After Hurricane Katrina: Risk Assessment, Economic Impacts and Social Implications. London: Edward Elgar Publications.
Reprinted (2009, Chapter 12) in Robert Bullard and Beverly Wright (editors), Race, Place, and Environmental Justice after Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Boulder: Westview Publishers.
Scott Bell and John R. Logan. 2008. “Distributed Research and Scientific Creativity: Accessible Data for the Social Sciences” Pp. 207-218 in Michael Peterson (editor), International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet. New York: Springer Verlag.
John R. Logan, Deirdre Oakley, and Jacob Stowell. 2008. “School Segregation in Metropolitan Regions, 1970-2000: The Impacts of Policy Choices on Public Education” American Journal of Sociology, 113 (May): 1611-1644.
Jian Feng, Fulong Wu, and John R. Logan. 2008. “From Homogenous to Heterogeneous Urban Socio-Spatial Structure: Transformation of Beijing in the Transition Period” The Built Environment 34 (4): 482-498.
John R. Logan, Sookhee Oh, and Jennifer Darrah. 2009. “The Political Impact of the New Hispanic Second Generation” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35 (August): 1201-1224.
John R. Logan and Charles Zhang. 2009. “Cubans and Dominicans: Is There a Latino Experience in the U.S?” Pp. 191-207 in Ramon Grosfoguel, Ana Margarita Cervantes-Rodriguez, and Eric Mielants (editors), Carribean Migration to the United States and Western Europe. Essays on Incorporation, Identity, and Citizenship. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Deirdre Oakley, Jacob Stowell, and John R. Logan. 2009. “The Impact of Desegregation on Black Teachers in the Metropolis, 1970–2000” Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies 32 (9): 1576-1598.
John R. Logan, Yiping Fang, and Zhanxin Zhang. 2009. “Access to Housing in Urban China” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 33 (4): 914-935.
John R. Logan, Yiping Fang, and Zhanxin Zhang. 2009. “Residence Status and Housing in Urban China – the Case of Beijing in 2000” Espace Populations Sociétés 2009/3: 497-510.
John R. Logan, Yiping Fang, and Zhanxin Zhang. 2010. “The Winners in China’s Urban Housing Reform” Housing Studies 25 (1): 101-118.
John R. Logan, Weiwei Zhang, and Hongwei Xu. 2010. “Applying Spatial Thinking in Social Science Research” GeoJournal 75 (1): 15-27.
John R. Logan and Charles Zhang. 2010. “Global Neighborhoods: New Pathways to Diversity and Separation” American Journal of Sociology, 115 (4): 1069-1109.
John R. Logan. 2010. “How Race Counts for Hispanic Americans” Pp. 471-84 in Miriam Jiménez Román and Juan Flores (editors), The Afro-Latin@Reader: History and Culture in the United States. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Jing Song and John R. Logan. 2010. “Family and Market: Nonagricultural Employment in Rural China” Chinese Journal of Sociology 30 (5): 142-163.
John R. Logan and Julia A. Rivera Drew. 2011. “Human Capital, Gender, and Labor Force Incorporation: The Case of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union” International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 25-44.
John R. Logan, Jason Jindrich, Hyoungjin Shin, and Weiwei Zhang. 2011. “Mapping America in 1880: The Urban Transition Historical GIS Project” Historical Methods 44(1): 49-60.
John R. Logan, Seth Spielman, Hongwei Xu, and Philip N. Klein. 2011. “Identifying and Bounding Ethnic Neighborhoods” Urban Geography 32, 3:334-59.
Patrick M. Vivier, Marissa Hauptman, Sherry H. Weitzen, Scott Bell, Daniela N. Quilliam, and John R. Logan. 2011. “The Important Health Impact of Where a Child Lives: Neighborhood Characteristics and the Burden of Lead Poisoning” Maternal and Child Health Journal 15:1195-1202.
John R. Logan and Deirdre Oakley. 2012. “Schools Matter: Segregation, Unequal Educational Opportunities, and the Achievement Gap in the Boston Region” Pp. 103-123 in William Tate (editor), Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.
Antonio Paez, Manuel Ruiz, Fernando López, and John R. Logan. 2012. “Measuring Ethnic Clustering and Exposure with the Q statistic: An Exploratory Analysis of Irish, Germans, and Yankees in 1880 Newark” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102 (1) 84-102 (doi: 10.1080/00045608.2011.620502).
John R. Logan, Sookhee Oh, and Jennifer Darrah. 2012. “The Political and Community Context of Immigrant Naturalization” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 38 (4): 535-554.
Wenquan Zhang and John R. Logan. 2012. “Global neighborhoods” In George Ritzer (editor), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. London: Blackwell.
John R. Logan, Jennifer Darrah, and Sookhee Oh. 2012. “The Impact of Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, and Political Context on Participation in American Electoral Politics” Social Forces 90 (3): 993-1022.
John R. Logan, Elisabeta Minca, and Sinem Adar. 2012. “The Geography of Inequality: Why Separate Means Unequal in American Public Schools” Sociology of Education 85 (3): 287-301.
John R. Logan. 2012. “Making a Place for Space: Spatial Thinking in Social Science” Annual Reviews of Sociology 38:507-24.
John R. Logan and Hyoung-jin Shin. 2012. “Assimilation by the Third Generation? Marital Choices of White Ethnics at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century” Social Science Research 41 (5): 1116-1125.
John R. Logan and Weiwei Zhang. 2012. “White Ethnic Residential Segregation in Historical Perspective: U.S. Cities in 1880” Social Science Research 41 (5): 1292-1306.
John R. Logan and Limei Li. 2012. “The Impact of Housing Tenure on Residential Segregation in Beijing, China” Pp. 69-88 in Thomas Maloutas and Kuniko Fujita (editors), Residential Segregation in Comparative Perspective: Making Sense of Contextual Diversity. London: Ashgate Publishing.
John R. Logan and Hyoung-jin Shin. 2012. “Immigrant Incorporation in American Cities: Contextual Determinants of Irish, German and British Intermarriage in 1880” International Migration Review 46 (3): 710-39.
John R. Logan. 2012. “Combining History and Historical Demography to Understand a Nineteenth Century City” Historical Methods 45 (4): 171-77.
John R. Logan, Weiwei Zhang, and Hongwei Xu. 2012. “Recent Applications of Spatial Thinking in Demography” Pp. 266-287 in Zai Liang (editor).. Demography (in Chinese). Beijing: People’s University of China Press.
Seth Spielman and John R. Logan. 2013. "Using High-Resolution Population Data to Identify Neighborhoods and Establish Their Boundaries" Annals of the Association of American Geographer 103 (1): 67-84.
John R. Logan. 2013. “The Persistence of Segregation in the 21st Century Metropolis” City & Community 12(2): 160-168.
John R. Logan, Zengwang Xu, and Brian Stults. 2014. “Interpolating US Decennial Census Tract Data from as Early as 1970 to 2010: A Longitudinal Tract Database” The Professional Geographer 66(3):412-420.
Hongwei Xu, John R. Logan, and Susan Short. 2014. "Integrating Space with Place in Health Research: A Multilevel Spatial Investigation Using Child Mortality in 1880 Newark, New Jersey" Demography, 51(3): 811-834.
John R. Logan, Julia Burdick-Will, and Elisabeta Minca. 2014. “Charter Schools and Minority Access to Quality Public Education” In Greg Ingram and Daphne Kenyon (editors), Education, Land, and Location. Cambridge: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
John R. Logan. 2014. “Challenges of Spatial Thinking” In Frank M. Howell, Jeremy R. Porter and Stephen A. Matthews (editors), Recapturing Space: New Middle-Range Theory in Spatial Demography. New York: Springer Publishing, forthcoming.
Antonio Paez, Fernando Lopez, Manuel Ruiz, and John R. Logan. 2014. “The Micro-Geography of Segregation: Evidence from Historical US Census Data” In Christopher Lloyd, Ian Suttleworth, and David Wong (editors), Social Segregation: Concepts, Processes and Outcomes. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, forthcoming.
John R. Logan. 2014. “Diversity and Inequality: Recent Shocks and Continuing Trends” In John R. Logan (editor), Diversity and Disparities: America Enters a New Century. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
Yiping Fang, John R. Logan and Anirban Pal. 2015. “Emerging Socio-spatial Pattern of Chinese Cities: The Case of Beijing in 2006” Habitat International 47: 103-112.
John R Logan and Zengwang Xu. 2015. “Vulnerability to Hurricane Damage on the
U.S. Gulf Coast since 1950” Geographical Review 105(2):133–155.
John R. Logan, Weiwei Zhang, and Miao Chunyu. 2015. “Emergent Ghettos: Black Neighborhoods in New York and Chicago, 1880-1940” American Journal of Sociology, forthcoming.
Weiwei Zhang and John R. Logan. 2015. “Chinese in the United States: Growth and Dispersion of a Successful Immigrant Community” In Fei Guo and Robyn Iredale (editors), The Handbook on Migration and Identity within China and Overseas (Cheltenham, UK), forthcoming.
John R. Logan and Julia Burdick-Will. 2015. “School Segregation, Charter Schools, and Access to Quality Education” Journal of Urban Affairs, forthcoming.
John R. Logan, Weiwei Zhang, Richard Turner, and Allison Shertzer. 2015. “Creating the Black Ghetto: Black Residential Patterns Before and During the Great Migration” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 660, forthcoming.
|1974||PhD||University of California, Berkeley|
|1968||BA||University of California, Berkeley|
|Brown, Phil||Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|Klein, Philip||Professor of Computer Science|
|Mustard, John||Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Professor of Environmental Studies|
|SOC 1330 - Remaking the City|
|SOC 2610 - Spatial Thinking in Social Science|
|SOC 2960C - Urban Sociology|
|SOC 2960G - Spatial Data Analysis Techniques in the Social Sciences|
|SOC 2960R - Urbanization in a Global System|