Allison Suppan Helmuth is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Rice University. Her research examines how intersectional social inequalities are created, reproduced, and resisted in urban neighborhoods and communities, along spatial dimensions and in the specific contexts of housing and neighborhood change. Her current research focuses on the perceptions and practices of a diverse group of owner-occupant landlords in Chicago’s segregated, low-income rental market, as well as the impact of these practices on landlord-tenant relationships. Previously, Allison’s research on white space-claiming and the exclusion of Black people in a historically Black neighborhood in Washington, DC was published in City and Community. Her collaborative research with Ivy Ken, on the concept of mutual constitution in intersectional studies, was published in Feminist Theory and received the 2022 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award from the American Sociological Association Race, Gender, Class Section. Allison’s prior scholarship has appeared in Sociological Forum, Journal of Homosexuality, and a number of edited volumes, research briefs, and policy reports. She received her doctoral degree in sociology from University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) in 2022 and holds a master’s degree in sociology from George Washington University. She is a Fulbright and PEO Scholar award recipient.
Helmuth, Allison Suppan. 2019. “’Chocolate City, Rest in Peace’: White Space-Claiming Practices and the Exclusion of Black People in Washington, DC.” City and Community 18.3: 724:769.
Ken, Ivy and Allison Suppan Helmuth. 2021. “Not Additive, Not Defined: Mutual Constitution in Feminist Intersectional Studies.” Feminist Theory. DOI (Early View): https://doi.org/10.1177/1464700120987393
- Awarded the 2022 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award from the American Sociological Association Race, Gender, Class Section
Scarborough, William and Allison Suppan Helmuth. 2021. “How Cultural Environments Shape Online Sentiment toward Social Movements: Place Character and Support for Feminism.” Sociological Forum. DOI (Early View): https://doi.org/10.1111/socf.12686
Reosti, Anna and Allison Suppan Helmuth. 2021. “The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Rental Property Management: Insights from a Chicago Case Study.” Housing Crisis Research Collaborative & American Bar Foundation.
- Funded by the Urban Institute’s Housing Crisis Research Collaborative
- Featured in the Chicago Tribune, “Chicago’s two-, three-, and four-flats are a key source of affordable housing. The pandemic might be changing that,” March 5, 2022.