Travis Lowe PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences


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.

Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.A., University of Connecticut
B.A., University of Maine-Farmington

Work and Occupations
Urban Sociology
Social Stratification/Inequality

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Book Chapter

Lowe, Travis, and Michael Wallace. “White-Hispanic Earnings Inequality in Urban Labor Markets: A Study of White Advantage.” Hispanics in the U.S. Labor Market. Ed. Richard Verdugo. Information Age Publishers, 2013. 61–90. Print.

Journal Articles

Fischer, Mary, and Travis Lowe. “Homebuyer Neighborhood Attainment in Black and White: Housing Outcomes during the Housing Boom and Bust.” 93.4 (2015): 1481–1512. Print.

Gauchat, Gordon et al. “The Military Metropolis: Defense Dependence in U.S. Metropolitan Areas.” 10 (2011): 25–48. Print.

Wallace, Michael, and Travis Lowe. “Work Values and Job Rewards among European Workers.” 22 (2011): 43–84. Print.

Travis Scott Lowe. Forthcoming. “Perceived Job and Labor Market Insecurity in the United States: An Assessment of Workers’ Attitudes from 2002 to 2014.” Work and Occupations.

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

American Sociological Association
Eastern Sociological Society

SOC 1033 The Sociological Imagination: An Introduction to Sociology
SOC 2023 Statistics for the Social Sciences
SOC 2133 Inequality in American Society
SOC 3023 Sociology of Work and Occupations
SOC 3973 Sociology Seminar