Matthew Marr, PhD

Matthew Marr is Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociocultural Studies and Asian Studies at Florida International University. His research focuses on homelessness in the US and Japan, showing how urban inequality is shaped by social conditions operating at multiple levels, from the global to the individual.

Selected publications
Marr, Matthew D. (2016). “Urban Welfare Regimes, Organizational Cultures, and Staff-Client Tie Activation: A Comparison of Transitional Housing Programs in Los Angeles and Tokyo,” Journal of Urban Affairs, 38(2):214-235.

Marr, Matthew D. (2014). “Promises and Pretenses of Declining Street Homelessness in the United States and Japan: A Human Security Perspective,” in Makoto Maruyama and Sangmin Bae (Eds.) Human Security, Changing States, and Global Responses: Institutions and Practices. New York, NY: Routledge.

Marr, Matthew D. (2012). “Pathways out of Homelessness in Los Angeles and Tokyo: The Multilevel Contexts of Limited Mobility amid Urban Marginality,” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 36(5):980-1006.

Marr, Matthew D. (2012). “Pathways out of Homelessness in Los Angeles and Tokyo: The Multilevel Contexts of Limited Mobility amid Urban Marginality,” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 36(5):980-1006.