Assistant Professor of Planning, Policy and Design and Sociology

Ph.D. Harvard University
(949) 824-5880
212B Social Ecology 1



urban inequality, immigration, race/ethnicity, youth violence, sociology of education and social policy



Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Rendon, Maria G. April 2015. "The Urban Question and Identity Formation: The Case of Second Generation Mexican Males in Los Angeles." Ethnicities. 15(2)

Rendón, Maria G. February 2014. ““Caught Up:” How Urban Violence and Peer Ties Contribute to High School Non-Completion.” Social Problems. 61 (1)

Rendón, Maria G. 2013. “Drop Out and Disconnected Young Adults: Examining the Impact of Neighborhood and School Contexts.”  The Urban Review.

Briggs, Xavier de Souza, Kadija Ferryman, Susan Popkin, Maria Rendón. Spring 2008. “Why Didn’t the Moving to Opportunity Experiment Get Children to Better Schools?” Housing Policy Debate.19 (1)

Frank, Reanne, Magdalena Cerda, Maria Rendón. September 2007. “Barrios and Burbs: Residential Context and Health-Risk Behavior among Angeleno Adolescents.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 48 (3)

Book Chapters

Rendón, M. G. 2015. Dynamics of Urban Neighborhood Reciprocity:  Latino Peer Ties, Violence and the Navigation of School Failure and Success. In G. Q. Conchas, M. Gottfried (Eds.), Inequality, Power, and School Success: Case Studies on Racial Disparity and Opportunity in Education. New York, New York: Routledge.

Policy Briefs

Ferryman, Kadija S., Xavier de Souza Briggs, Susan J. Popkin, Maria Rendón. March 2008. “Do Better Neighborhoods for MTO Families Mean Better Schools?” Metropolitan Housing and Communities Center. Urban Institute. Brief No. 3

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