Connor Chapman

My research explores factors that empower residents and build resilience in historically marginalized communities facing the cumulative consequences of inequality and the climate crisis. My current study uses a mixed methods approach to explore how social infrastructure fosters grassroots social networks, promotes local democracy, and encourages placemaking. I assert that using a social infrastructure approach to urban resilience understanding is especially important in the context of the ever-increasing disruptions to social life associated with urban inequality and climate change. Ultimately, my research aims to advance our theoretical and methodological understanding of how spatial and organizational factors intersect and affect community resilience while advancing a more people-centered and emancipatory research program.

Education & Training

  • B.A., Sociology, Rowan University, 2020
  • B.A., History, Rowan University, 2020
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, 2022

Research Interest Summary

Urban sociology, environmental sociology, social infrastructure, social movements