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Philip M. Garboden

Associate Professor
Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

Philip M. Garboden’s primary research focuses on how supply-side actors—landlords, developers, and property managers—respond to state, local, and federal housing policy in ways that exacerbate the structural marginalization of low-income and non-white communities. He is currently working on a book for Princeton University Press entitled American Landlord (coauthored with Eva Rosen) that examines how landlords leverage the uneven power dynamics of low-rent housing markets in ways that shape tenant well-being.

His research has been published in Journal of the American Planning Association, City & Community, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Social Problems, American Sociological Review, Housing Policy Debate, Housing and Society, Journal of Urban Affairs, Journal of Social Service Research, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Journal of Policy Development and Research.

Garboden earned BA degrees in classical Greek and English literature from Swarthmore College. He holds an MSE in applied math and statistics, an MA in public policy, and a PhD in sociology, all from Johns Hopkins University. Most recently, he was the inaugural Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing Economics, Policy, and Planning at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

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