Patrick Sharkey

Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs,
The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.
Formerly Chair of Sociology at New York University
Office Phone
189 Wallace Hall

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard


Patrick Sharkey is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard. Sharkey was formerly Chair of Sociology at New York University, served as Scientific Director at Crime Lab, New York, and is the founder of

Selected Publications

Sharkey, Patrick. 2018. Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence. New York: W.W. Norton.

Galster, George and Patrick Sharkey, editors. 2017. Spatial Foundations of Inequality. New York: RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. 

Sharkey, Patrick. 2013. Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress toward Racial Equality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.