Allen Hyde

School of History and Sociology
Assistant Professor
Statement of Expertise
Sociologist specializing in social and economic inequality

Economic inequality is not solely the cause of individual effort, intelligence, or ability. Our place in the economic ladder is also determined by our social statuses, as well as the historical and geographic context in which we live.

Areas of Expertise

  • Globalization
  • Immigrant Communities
  • Income Inequality
  • Residential Segregation


Hyde applies a sociological perspective to the study of income inequality and the economic conditions facing immigrant communities. He is particularly interested in the ways in which globalization, market deregulation and changes to the social safety net have affected economic inequality in affluent societies such as the United States. He also studies the economic and social issues facing immigrant communities, including refugee communities, as well as residential segregation.

He can comment on stories related to income inequality, the economic and social impacts of globalization, including impacts of labor unions, and the economic and social factors involved in residential segregation.


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