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SamanthaFriedmanSamantha  Friedman

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Sociology

Expertise: Residential segregation; racial and ethnic disparities in housing and neighborhood quality; immigration

Campus phone: (518) 442-5458
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Samantha Friedman's research focuses on racial/ethnic disparities in housing and neighborhood quality and on minority success in overcoming such inequality. She is researching minority homeowners' access to racially integrated and predominantly white neighborhoods, as well as the neighborhood quality of middle-class whites, blacks, and Hispanics.

Friedman is co-author of The Housing Divide: How Generations of Immigrants Fare in New York's Housing Market (New York University Press, 2007) and has published articles in Social Problems, Urban Affairs Review and Social Science Quarterly, among others.