Travis Lowe - Faculty & Adjuncts

Travis Lowe, PhD

Travis Lowe, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-3220 Website Chapman Hall Room 227


PhD – University of Connecticut MA – University of Connecticut BA – University of Maine-Farmington


Travis Lowe has published research on racial income inequality in urban areas and locational attainment. His current research focuses on changes in perceived job and labor market precarity from the 1970s to the present.

Research Interests

Work and Occupations
Urban Sociology
Social Stratification/Inequality


Journal Articles

  • Travis Scott Lowe. 2020. “Strategies of Flexible Accumulation and Perceived Employment Insecurity: Is There a Connection?” Social Currents. 7(4):331-351.

  • Lowe, Travis Scott. 2018. “Perceived Job and Labor Market Insecurity in the United States: An Assessment of Workers’ Attitudes from 2002 to 2014.” Work and Occupations. 45(3):313-345.

  • Lowe, Travis Scott and Michael Wallace. 2017. “Occupational Race Segregation, Globalization, and White Advantage: White-Black Earnings Inequality in U.S. Metropolitan Areas.” Sociological Spectrum. 37(6):353-370.

  • Mary J. Fischer and Travis Scott Lowe. 2015. “Homebuyer Neighborhood Attainment in Black and White: Housing Outcomes during the Housing Boom and Bust.” Social Forces 93(4):1481-1512.

  • Gordon Gauchat, Michael Wallace, Casey A. Borch, and Travis Scott Lowe. 2011. “The Military Metropolis: Defense Dependence in U.S. Metropolitan Areas.” City & Community 10:25-48.

  • Michael Wallace and Travis Scott Lowe. 2011. “Work Values and Job Rewards among European Workers.” Research in the Sociology of Work 22:43-84.

Book Chapters

  • Travis Scott Lowe and Michael Wallace. 2013. “White-Hispanic Earnings Inequality in Urban Labor Markets: A Study of White Advantage.” In Hispanics in the U.S. Labor Market, edited by Richard Verdugo (pp. 61-89). Information Age Publishers: Charlotte, NC.


  • Travis Scott Lowe. 2013. “Occupational Segregation by Gender and Race.” Entry in Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia, edited by Vicki Smith and J. Geoffrey Golson. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Courses Taught

  • Inequality in American Society
  • Sociology of Poverty
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Urban Sociology
  • Independent Study
  • The Sociological Imagination: An Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology of Work and Occupations
  • Real World Data Applications

Professional Affiliations

  • American Sociological Association
  • Eastern Sociological Society

Awards & Honors

  • Sanders-Taylor-Tuchman Travel Award
  • Ronald Taylor Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper