Doron Shiffer-Sebba

Research Interests: 

Urban sociology, housing, wealth, global cities


Doron Shiffer-Sebba studies different ways people accumulate and understand urabn land, urban housing, and other forms of wealth. Currently, he is working on one project focusing on open houses in Philadelphia and another about global trends in wealth accumulation. Doron explores these issues using qualitative interview and ethnographic methods, as well as quantitative data, mostly GIS and spatial analysis.

Before arriving at the University of Pennsylvania, Doron studied the history and trajectory of Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in urban America as part of Columbia University's inaugural MA in Global Thought, organized by Columbia's Committee on Global Thought. Doron completed his BA in political science and East Asian studies at Brown University, where he investigated the design and implementation of the Israel/ West Bank barrier as his honor's thesis project.

Contact Information:

McNeil 331