Chad R. Farrell

Department of Sociology
SSB 365

(907) 786-1759


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, 2005
  • M.A., Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1994

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC A101)
  • Demography (SOC A307)
  • Urban Sociology (SOC A309)
  • Social Science Research Methods (SOC/PS A361)

Professional & Department Service

  • UAA Institutional Review Board
  • Reviewer: National Science Foundation, American Sociological ReviewAmerican Journal of SociologyDemographySocial Science ResearchUrban Affairs ReviewUrban Studies

Research Interests

  • Urban inequality
  • Residential segregation and diversity
  • Community and neighborhood change
  • Social demography


Articles and Book Chapters 

Farrell, C.R. 
and B.A. Lee. 2016. “No-Majority Communities: Racial Diversity and Change at the Local Level” Urban Affairs Review (DOI: 10.1177/1078087416682320

Farrell, C.R. and G. Firebaugh. 2016. “Is Immigrant Neighborhood Inequality Less Pronounced in Suburban Areas?” Social Science Research  57:161-176.

Farrell, C.R. 2016. “Immigrant Suburbanization and the Shifting Geographic Structure of Metropolitan Segregation in the United States.” Urban Studies 53(1):57-76.

Firebaugh, G. and C.R. Farrell. 2015. “Still Large, But Declining: Racial Neighborhood Inequality in Metropolitan America Since 1980.” Demography  53(1):139-164

Lee, Barrett A., John Iceland, and C.R. Farrell. 2014. "Is Ethnoracial Integration of the Rise? Evidence from Metropolitan and Micropolitan America Since 1980." Pp. 415-456 in Diversity and Disparities: America Enters a New Century, edited by J. R. Logan. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. 

Farrell, C.R. and B.A. Lee. 2011. "Racial Diversity and Change in Metropolitan Neighborhoods."Social Science Research 4(4):1108-1123. 

Reardon, S.F., C.R. Farrell, S.A. Matthews, D. O'Sullivan and K. Bischoff. 2009. "Race and Space in the 1990s: Changes in the Spatial Scale of Racial Residential Segregation, 1990-2000."Social Science Research 38(1):55-70.

Farrell, C.R. 2008. "Bifurcation, Fragmentation, or Integration? The Racial and Geographic Structure of Metropolitan Segregation, 1990-2000." Urban Studies 45(3): 467-499.

Lee, B.A., S.F. Reardon, G. Firebaugh, C.R. Farrell, S.A. Matthews and D. O'Sullivan. 2008. "Beyond the Census Tract: Patterns and Determinants of Racial Residential Segregation at Multiple Scales." American Sociological Review  73(5):766-787.

Reardon, S.F., S.A. Matthews, D. O'Sullivan, B.A. Lee, G. Firebaugh, C.R. Farrell and K. Bischoff. 2008. "The Geographic Scale of Metropolitan Racial Segregation." Demography 45:489-514.
Other Published Material
Farrell, C.R. 2015. “Rapid immigrant suburbanization means that for many, segregation has shifted to the periphery.” Invited article on USAPP, the American politics and policy blog of the London School of Economics. 

Lee, B.A., J. Iceland, and C.R. Farrell. 2013. “Is Ethnoracial Residential Integration on the Rise? Evidence from Metropolitan and Micropolitan America Since 1980.” Report for Russell Sage US2010 project.

Lee, B.A. and C.R. Farrell. 2004. "Metropolitan Neighborhoods With Sheltered Homeless Populations." Report for the Living Cities Census Series. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution.


2020: UAA Chancellor's Award for the Excellence in Community Engagement and Service