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Prentiss Dantzler II

Assistant Professor

Research & Teaching Interests:

Professor Dantzler is interested in understanding the determinants of residential mobility and housing insecurity. More specifically, he focuses on how changes in housing assistance programs maintain and disrupt longstanding communities of color. His research examines how and why neighborhoods change and how communities and policymakers create and react to those changes.


Link to CV

For more information about Professor Dantzler, go to


Dantzler, Prentiss A. “Agency in Policing the Poor: Protecting Social Status and Fortifying Punishment.” Journal of Urban History (2017). DOI: 10.1177/0096144217726959.

Dantzler, Prentiss, A. “Exclusionary Zoning: State & Local Reactions to the Mount Laurel Doctrine.” The Urban Lawyer 48, no. 3 (2016), 653 - 673.

Regular Classes

SO101 - Inequality in the U.S.

SO228 - The Development of Sociological Thought

SO324 - Urban Sociology

SO451 - Senior Seminar: Urban Inequality and "Shameless"


    B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

    M.P.A., The West Chester University of Pennsylvania

    Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden Campus