James Wo

James Wo
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
W133 Seashore Hall

Spring 2020 Office Hours:

  • T: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
  • F: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

James Wo’s research and teaching interests are in criminology, collective mobilization and social action, research methods and statistics, and urban sociology with an emphasis on neighborhoods and crime. His approach is theoretically driven and draws from criminology, organizational sociology, and geography to examine the critical components of social organization within neighborhoods, how these components affect mechanisms of collective mobilization and social action, and the consequences of such action for neighborhood crime.  James is currently studying how neighborhoods change over time, how that change both affects and is affected by neighborhood crime, and the role voting participation and community organizations play in that change.