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Robin Bartram

ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholar 2021-22

Robin Bartram is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tulane University.  She studies cities, regulations, and housing, with a particular focus on housing conditions. Her most recent book is Stacked Decks: Building Inspectors and the Reproduction of Urban Inequality (University of Chicago Press, 2022). She reveals surprising patterns in the judgment calls Chicago inspectors make when deciding whom to cite for building code violations. Stacked Decks illustrates the uphill battle inspectors face when trying to change a housing system that works against those with the fewest resources. 

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