Benjamin Bradlow is a PhD candidate in sociology and an NSF-IGERT trainee in development and inequality at Brown University. His dissertation research compares urban governance of public goods — housing, sanitation, and collective transportation — in São Paulo and Johannesburg after transitions to democracy. This dissertation has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Program and the Brazilian Studies Association. As part of his field work, he has been a visiting researcher at the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the University of São Paulo and the Public Affairs Research Institute at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
His interests are in political economy of globalization and development, comparative urban sociology, and urban housing and infrastructure policy. His research has been published or is forthcoming in Social Forces, Environment & Urbanization, and International Development Planning Review. He holds a Masters in City Planning from MIT and a BA in history from Swarthmore College.