Research Interests: Urban Sociology; Poverty; Housing; Law Enforcement; Qualitative Methods
Joseph Wallerstein is a Doctoral Student in Sociology. He studies homelessness, residential instability, poverty governance, and addiction in the urban U.S. and has strong interests in ethnography and social theory. After earning an undergraduate degree in anthropology, he worked as a research assistant on two mixed-methods projects and completed a master's degree in social sciences. His master's thesis, "Panhandling and the Pity Economy," won the 2016 Earl S. and Esther Johnson Prize.
M.A. in Social Sciences, University of Chicago
B.A. in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania