Patrick Sharkey

William S Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.
Office Phone
189 Wallace Hall

Patrick Sharkey is William S Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs. His research focuses on urban inequality, violence, and public policy. Sharkey was formerly Chair of Sociology at New York University, served as Scientific Director at Crime Lab, New York, and is the founder of


PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard

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.