Nora Taplin-Kaguru

Nora Taplin-Kaguru

1126 E. 59th St.
Chicago, IL
60637
Phone: 240-460-9060
Email:

Employment

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in The Social Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2016–Present.

Education

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, December 2016.
  • Dissertation: “Metropolitan Racial Segregation and The Residential Relocation Process for Middle Income African Americans”
  • Committee: John Levi Martin (Chair); Kathleen Cagney; Forrest Stuart; Scott W. Allard
M.A. Sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 2011.
B.A. Sociology/Anthropology and Political Science, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, June 2008.

Publications

Taplin-Kaguru, Nora. 2016. “The Flaneurs and the Regulars of Foursquare: Negotiating New Social Norms on Location-Based Online Social Networks.” Sociological Imagination 52:1.

Under Review

Taplin-Kaguru, Nora. “Mobile but Stuck: Multigenerational Neighborhood Decline and Housing Search Strategies.” City and Community. (Invited to Revise and Resubmit).

Book Review

Taplin-Kaguru, Nora. 2018. “Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century. By Kristin S. Seefeldt. Russell Sage Foundation, 2016.” American Journal of Sociology 123: 4. (Invited and Submitted).

Web Publications

Gala, Breann and Nora Taplin. 2014. “The Past Devours The Future: Chicago and the Growth of Global Inequality.” The Connector (Blog). Edited by Metropolitan Planning Council.

Teaching

Spring 2017. Lecturer. “Sociology of Social Media.” Department of Sociology. A course of my own design on the nature and effects of online social networks with 19 students.

Spring 2017. Lecturer. “Power, Identity and Resistance.” Collegiate Division of the Social Sciences. Seminar style course on identity, oppression and critiques of liberalism with a focus on race and gender.

Winter 2017. Lecturer. “Power, Identity and Resistance.” Collegiate Division of the Social Sciences. Seminar style course on liberalism and the economy.

Autumn 2016. Lecturer. “Power, Identity and Resistance.” Collegiate Division of the Social Sciences. Seminar style course on liberalism and politics.

Spring 2013. Graduate Lecturer. “Power, Identity and Resistance.” Collegiate Division of the Social Sciences. Part of a three quarter sequence, a required seminar style course on classic social science texts with 19 undergraduates.

Spring 2012. Teaching Assistant. “Problems of Policy Implementation.” Public Policy Studies. Assisted with a large lecture course required for the Public Policy major. Led a weekly discussion section to complement the lectures, and graded assignments.

2011-12. Teaching Intern. “Power, Identity and Resistance.” Collegiate Division of the Social Sciences. Assisted with seminar style course. Led some sections, held office hours and graded assignments.

Guest Lectures

February 2015. “Suburbanization.” Urban Structure and Process. University of Chicago.

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

2015-16. University of Chicago Press Graduate Student Fund Dissertation Fellowship

2014-15. Division of Social Science Research Grant $17,000

2011. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention

2009-14. Division of the Social Sciences Five-Year Fellowship, University of Chicago

Additional Awards

2014-15. Department of Sociology Henderson Research Grant (Declined) $5,000

2013-14. Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Research Initiative Grant $1,450

2013. Graduate Scholar Award, Technology, Knowledge and Society Conference

2012. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBES) Alliance for the Graduate Education and the Professoriate Summer Grant $4,000

Conference Presentations

2017. “The Homeownership Dream and Social Mobility for Middle Income African Americans.” Black Middle Class: New Intersections in a New Era. Annual Meeting of Society for the Study of Social Problems. August 12. Montreal, Canada.

2017. "The American Dream and the Social Meaning of Homeownership for African Americans." Urban Issues. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. August 12. Montreal, Canada.

2017. Discussion Leader. “Experiencing the City.” Midwest Faculty Seminar. April 27- 29.

2016. “Residential Mobility and the Persistence of Racial Neighborhood Inequalities.” Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. February 2. Las Vegas, NV.

2016. “Location Based Online Networking and Conspicuous Consumption.” Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference. February 1. Las Vegas, NV.

2015. “The Next Great Migration: African-American Migration and Residential Mobility from Large Northern and Midwestern Cities.” Annual Meeting of The Society for the Study of Social Problems. August 22. Chicago, IL.

2014. Presider. Section on Community and Urban Roundtables. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. August 19. San Francisco, CA.

2013. “The Uses of Foursquare: The Role of Location Based Online Social Networking in Both Online and Offline Social Experience.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. August 10. New York, NY.

2013. “The Uses of Foursquare: The Role of Location Based Online Social Networking in Both Online and Offline Social Experience.” Technology, Knowledge and Society Conference. January 14. The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Invited Talks

January 2016. “Multigenerational Neighborhood Decline and Housing Search Strategies.” Urban Workshop. University of Chicago.

May 2015. “Home Ownership Dreams: African-American Residential Relocation Aspirations.” Social Science Division Student Research Conference. University of Chicago.

February 2013. “The Uses of Foursquare: Location-Based Online Social Networking in Both Online and Offline Social Experience.” City, Society and Space Workshop. University of Chicago.

Professional Service

2015-16. Mentor. Social Science Division Minority Professional Development Program, University of Chicago.

2011-12. Coordinator. Urban Workshop (Formerly Workshop on City, Society and Space), University of Chicago.

September 2011. Facilitator. Chicago Life Meeting (undergraduate orientation diversity discussion), the College, University of Chicago.

2010-11. President. Society for Social Research, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago.

Ongoing. Occasional Reviewer. American Journal of Sociology.

Community Involvement

December 2015. Presenter. South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association Housing and Community Development Meeting.

2014. Summer Research Assistant. Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago, IL).

2011-12. Senior Thesis Mentor. Senior Thesis Project, University of Chicago Woodlawn Charter School.

2008-09. Literacy Tutor. Center for Reading and Writing New York Public Library, Harlem Branch.

Professional Associations

American Sociological Association

Society for the Study of Social Problems

References

John Levi Martin, Professor, 773-702-7098, jlmartin@uchicago.edu

Kathleen Cagney, Professor, 773-256-6341, kacagney@uchicago.edu

Forrest Stuart, Assistant Professor, 773-702-8962, forreststuart@uchicago.edu

Scott W. Allard, Professor, 206-221-4872, sallard@uw.edu

Updated July 2017.
 

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