Joe Sageman is a PhD student in the Princeton department of sociology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with a B.A. in political science. His honors thesis argued that democracy and local control in majority-minority communities in the U.S. is much more vulnerable than in white communities. The project examined case studies including the antebellum South, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., post-Katrina New Orleans, and Flint. Prior to his arrival at Princeton, he taught high school math in the Arkansas Delta for two years. In addition, he coached basketball and football, worked on political campaigns, and advised non-profits engaged in educational equity and community organizing work. His research interests include inequality and stratification, segregation and neighborhoods, and educational opportunity in the United States.