Dr. Jim Elliott
Rice University and the Kinder Institute of Urban Research
Dr. James “Jim” Elliott is professor and chair of sociology at Rice University and faculty affiliate at the Kinder Institute of Urban Research. He is a former advisor to the National Science Foundation’s program in sociology and past co-editor of the journal Sociological Perspectives. Dr. Elliott’s research focuses on the social production of inequalities and environmental hazards, identifying social inequities revealed and exacerbated by natural hazards and government-led recoveries as well as the historical accumulation and systemic spread of industrial hazards.