Richard A. Wright

Professor of Geography
Orvil Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs

Richard studies labor markets and housing markets in the US. He has two current projects.  One involves skilled migration, both within and to the US. The other looks at housing markets—from the perspective of race and racism. Recent research has also examined the effects of the Great Recession and anti-immigrant legislation on migration.

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Great Recession/Anti-immigrant Legislation Research

2016 “State-scale Immigration Enforcement and Latino Interstate Migration in the United States,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 106, 4, 891-908. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2015.1135725, with Mark Ellis and Matt Townley.

2015 “The Great Recession and the Migration Redistribution of Blacks and Whites in the US South,” Growth and Change, 46, 4, 611-630. DOI: 10.1111/grow.12107, with Natasha Rivers and Mark Ellis.

2014 “The migration response to the Legal Arizona Workers Act,” Political Geography, 42, 46-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2014.06.001, with Mark Ellis, Kristy Copeland, and Matt Townley.

2014 “The Allure of New Immigrant Destinations and the Great Recession in the United States,” International Migration Review, 48, 1, 3-33. DOI: 10.1111/imre.12058, with Mark Ellis and Matt Townley.

 

Skilled Migration Research

2017 “The matching of STEM degree holders with STEM jobs in large US labor markets” Economic Geography, 93, 2, 185-201, DOI: 10.1080/00130095.2016.1220803, with Mark Ellis and Matt Townley.

 

Segregation and Diversity in US Housing Markets

2017 “Remaking White Residential Segregation: Neighborhood Succession and Metropolitan Diversity in the United States,” with Mark Ellis, Steven Holloway, and Lee Fiorio. Urban Geography. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2017.1360039.

2014 “Patterns of Racial Segregation and Diversity in the United States: 1990-2010,” The Professional Geographer, 66, 2, 173-182. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2012.735924, with Mark Ellis, Steven Holloway, and Sandy Wong.

2014 Wright, Richard, Mark Ellis, and Steven Holloway. “Neighbourhood racial diversity and White residential segregation in the United States,” Christopher D. Lloyd, Ian G. Shuttleworth, David Wong, (eds.) Social-Spatial Segregation: Concepts, Processes and Outcomes. Polity Press. Pp. 111-134.

2013 “Gender and the neighborhood location of mixed-race couples in the United States,” Demography, 50, 2, 393-420. DOI 10.1007/s13524-012-0158-0, with Steven Holloway and Mark Ellis.

2012 “Mapping the evolution of racially mixed and segregated neighborhoods in Chicago,” Journal of Maps, with Jonathan Chipman, Mark Ellis, and Steven Holloway. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/STdeVd7h4N5N5NKp4zzu/full.

2012 “Agents of Change: Mixed-race Households and the Dynamics of Neighborhood Segregation,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102, 3, 549-570, with Mark Ellis, Steven Holloway, and Christopher Fowler.

2012 “The Racially Fragmented City? Neighborhood Racial Segregation and Diversity Jointly Considered,” The Professional Geographer, 64, 1, 63-82, with Steven Holloway and Mark Ellis.

 

 

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646-3523
Fairchild 118
HB 6017
Department(s): 
Geography
Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies
Education: 
B.Ed. University of Nottingham
M.A. Indiana University
Ph.D. Indiana University

Selected Publications

Richard Wright, Mark Ellis & Matthew Townley (2016): The Matching of STEM Degree Holders with STEM Occupations in Large Metropolitan Labor Markets in the United States, Economic Geography, DOI: 10.1080/00130095.2016.1220803

Mark Ellis, Richard Wright, & Matthew Townley (2016) “State-scale Immigration Enforcement and Latino Interstate Migration in the United States,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2015.1135725.

Natasha Rivers, Richard Wright and Mark Ellis (2015) “The Great Recession and the Migration Redistribution of Blacks and Whites in the US South,” Growth and Change, DOI: 10.1111/grow.12107.

Mark Ellis, Richard Wright, Kristy Copeland, and Matt Townley (2014) “The migration response to the Legal Arizona Workers Act” Political Geography, 42, 46-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2014.06.001.

Mark Ellis, Richard Wright, and Matt Townley (2014) “The Allure of New Immigrant Destinations and the Great Recession in the United States,” International Migration Review, 48, 1, 3-33. DOI: 10.1111/imre.12058.

Eva Janská, Zdenek Čermák and Richard Wright (2014) “New Immigrant Destinations in a New Immigrant Country: Settlement Patterns of Non-natives in the Czech Republic” Population, Space, and Place. DOI: 10.1002/psp.1824.

Richard Wright, Mark Ellis, and Steven Holloway (2014) “Neighbourhood racial diversity and White residential segregation in the United States,” Christopher D. Lloyd, Ian G. Shuttleworth, David Wong, (eds.) Social-Spatial Segregation: Concepts, Processes and Outcomes. Polity Press. Pp. 111-134.

Mark Ellis, Richard Wright, and Matt Townley (2013) “ ‘New Destinations’ and immigrant poverty,” Stephen Raphael and David Card, (eds.) Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality in the United States. Russell Sage Foundation, pp. 135-165.

Richard Wright, Mark Ellis, Steven Holloway (2013) “Gender and the neighborhood location of mixed-race couples,” Demography, 50, 2, 393-420. DOI 10.1007/s13524-012-0158-0.

Richard Wright, Mark Ellis, Steven Holloway, and Sandy Wong '11 (2013) “Patterns of Racial Segregation and Diversity in the United States: 1990-2010,” The Professional Geographer, 66, 2, 173-182. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2012.735924, .

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Works in progress

Principal Investigator, with Jonathan Chipman (Dartmouth College), “An Interactive Web-Based Atlas of Segregation and Diversity.” CompX Faculty Grant, Neukom Institute, Dartmouth College.

Principal Investigator, with Mark Ellis, (U. of Washington), "From College to Work: Connecting STEM Education and STEM Employment in US Labor Markets." Scholarly Innovation and Advancement Award. Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Dartmouth College.