Grad Students

Kyle Nelson



Contact Information

Email    kylenelson@ucla.edu
Office  Not Available

Fields of Study

Urban Sociology, Housing Policy, Law and Society, Organizations and Institutions, Race and Ethnicity, and Ethnographic Methods.

Publications

Kyle Nelson. "The Microfoundations of Bureaucratic Outcomes: Causes and Consequences of Interpretive Disjuncture in Eviction Cases," Forthcoming in Social Problems. Link.

Michael C. Lens, Kyle Nelson, Ashley Gromis, and Yiwen Kuai. "The Neighborhood Context of Eviction in Southern California," Forthcoming in City & Community. Link.

Gregory Bonett, Katie McKeon, Tate Harshbarger, Brenda Martin Moya, Cara McGraw, and Kyle Nelson. 2019. Priced Out, Pushed Out, Locked Out: How Permanent Tenant Protections Can Help Communities Prevent Homelessness and Resist Displacement in Los Angeles County. Link.

Tyler Anderson, Terra Graziani, and Kyle Nelson. 2018. "We Shall Not Be Moved: Practitioners' Perspectives on Law and Organizing in Response to California's Housing Crisis." UCLA Law Review. Discussion: Law Meets World. Link.

Kyle Nelson, Philip M.E. Garboden, Brian McCabe, and Eva Rosen. "Evictions: The Comparative Analysis Problem." Under Review.

Kyle Nelson, Ashley Gromis, Yiwen Kuai, and Michael C. Lens. "Spatial Concentration and Spillover: Eviction Dynamics in Los Angeles, 2005-2015," Under Review.

Kyle Nelson. "The Methodological Foundations of Doing Policy in Ethnographic Research." Under Review.

Grants and Awards

Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2020-2021

UC Consortium on Social Science and Law Summer Fellowship, 2017

Marvin Hoffenberg Research Fellow at the UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy, 2016-2017

UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship, 2015-2016

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, 2014 and 2015

UCLA Sociology Department Fellowship, 2013-2014 and 2017-2018

Conference Presentations

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Roundtable. Comparative and Historical Sociology. "Legal Exogeneity: How Politics and Social Movements Shaped Access to Justice in Los Angeles County Eviction Courts." San Francisco, CA. August 10, 2019. [Virtual]

The Chicago Ethnography Conference. “Institutionalized Informality: Why Landlords and Tenants Settle Eviction Cases in Los Angeles.” Chicago, Illinois; April 25, 2020. [Canceled]

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Regular Session. Urban Sociology. "Theaters of Neighborhood Life: A Case Study in Systematically Comparing the Social Character of Urban Areas" (with Peter R. Ibarra). New York, NY. August 13, 2019.

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Paper Session. The Adoption of Civil Jury Trials Across Global Jurisdictions. "The Social Meaning of Jury Trials in Los Angeles County Eviction Cases." Washington, D.C. May 31, 2019.

Annual Urban Affairs Association Conference, Paper Session. Race, Housing, and Inequality. "Neighborhood Context of Eviction in Southern California." Los Angeles, CA. April 25, 2019.

Yale University Urban Ethnography Conference. "The Policy Question in Urban Ethnography." New Haven, CT. November 2, 2018. (Invited Presentation)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Regular Session. Sociological Perspectives on the Affordable Housing Crisis. "Spatial Concentration and Neighborhood Correlates of Eviction in Southern California" (with Ashley Gromis). Philadelphia, PA. August 13, 2018.

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Regular Session. Ethnography/Ethnographic Studies. "What Does It Mean for Ethnographer's To Do Policy?" Philadelphia, PA. August 12, 2018.

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Regular Session. Ethnography/Ethnographic Studies 2. "Everyday Interpretive Flexibity and Institutional Acceleration: Accounting for Default in Los Angeles County Eviction Cases. Chicago, IL. August 23, 2015.

The New School for Social Research Sociology Conference. Session on Contentious Legality. "The Politics and Practice of 'Doing Nothing': Accounting for Default in Los Angeles Eviction Cases." New York, NY; April 4, 2015.

The Chicago Ethnography Conference, Session on Housing and Urban Inequality. “The Politics and Practice of 'Doing Nothing': Accounting for Default in Los Angeles Eviction Cases.” Chicago, Illinois; March 14, 2015.

Advisors

Stefan Timmermans and Rebecca Jean Emigh (co-chairs), Marcus Anthony Hunter, and Michael C. Lens

Collaborators

Tyler Anderson, Merlin Chowkwanyun, Philip M.E. Garboden, Terra Graziani, Ashley Gromis, Peter R. Ibarra, Jack Katz, Brian McCabe, Yiwen Kuai, Michael C. Lens, and Eva Rosen

Degrees

M.A. Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles 2015

M.A. Sociology, The New School for Social Research 2013

B.A. Africana Studies and English, Vassar College 2009