Len Albright

Urban and Environmental Sociologist

I'm an Assistant Professor in the departments of Sociology and Public Policy at Northeastern University in Boston. My research focuses on urban sociology, environmental sociology, communities, and housing policy.


My co-authored 2013 book, Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb (Princeton University Press), received the Robert Park Book Award from the ASA CUSS and the Paul Davidoff Book Award from the ACSP. It was profiled in the NY Times


My research has been published in Social Problems, City and Community, and the Journal of Political Ecology. I received my PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Northeastern, I was a postdoctoral research associate at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.


In addition to my academic pursuits, I enjoy documentary film. I co-produced Street Muse: Kenya, which premiered in August 2014 at the Fowler Museum of Anthropology at UCLA.