CV

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Professional Positions

2017    Sociologist, US Census Bureau, Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications

 

Education

2016    Ph.D. Sociology and Demography, University of Washington

2012    M.A. Sociology, University of Washington

2008    B.A. (Honors) Summa Cum Laude Sociology & Philosophy, West Virginia Wesleyan College

 

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Forthcoming    Thomas B. Foster. “Decomposing American Immobility: Compositional and Rate Components of Interstate, Intrastate, and Intracounty Migration and Mobility Decline.” Demographic Research.

2017    Thomas B. Foster. “The Persistent Black-White Gap in and Weakening Link between Mobility Expectations and Actual Mobility.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

2015    Thomas B. Foster and Rachel Garshick Kleit. “The Changing Relationship between Housing and Inequality.” Housing Policy Debate 25(1): 16-40.

Conference Proceedings

2016    Thomas B. Foster, Erin Carll, and Kyle Crowder. “Racial and Ethnic Stratification in the Realization of Mobility Expectations, 1970 – 2011.” American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA.

2016    Erin Carll, Thomas B. Foster, and Kyle Crowder. “Divergent Trajectories, Converging Mobility? Race- and Gender-based Stratification in Local Mobility Trends from 1970 to 2011.” Population Association of America, Washington, D.C.

2016    Thomas B. Foster. “Rooted or Stuck? Decomposing Four Decades of Migration Decline in the U.S.” Population Association of America – Poster Session, Washington, D.C.

2016    Thomas B. Foster. “Dominance of the Economic Motive? Evaluating Non-Economic Theories of Domestic Migration in the U.S.” Population Association of America – Poster Session, Washington, D.C.

2013    Thomas B. Foster. “Immigration, Migration, and Demographic Polarization in the US, 1995-2000.” Population Association of America – Poster Session, New Orleans, LA

2012    Thomas B. Foster. “The Changing Relationship between Housing and Social Inequality, 1980-2010.” Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning, Cincinnati, OH.

Manuscripts in Submission

Thomas B. Foster, Erin Carll, and Kyle Crowder. “’Rootedness’ and the Actuation of Mobility Expectations.”

Manuscripts in Preparation

Thomas B. Foster, Mark Ellis, and Lee Fiorio. “The Opportunities and Challenges of Linked IRS Administrative and Census Survey Records in the Study of Migration.”

Erin Carll, Thomas B. Foster, and Kyle Crowder. “Race, Gender, Cohabitation Status, and Declining Local Mobility from 1970 to 2013.”

Thomas B. Foster. “Racial Macrosegregation and Intercounty Migration in the U.S.”

Papers for the Northwest Area Foundation

2011    Hispanic Migration and Community Vitality in Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan America, with Amy Spring, Jane Cover, and Rachel Kleit.

2010    Hispanic Migration in New Destinations: National and Regional Perspectives, with Amy Spring, Jane Cover, Rachel Kleit.

Papers for the Bremerton, WA Housing Authority

2013     HOPE VI Redevelopment of Westpark Evaluation Report: Year 4, with Rachel Garshick Kleit, Lynne Manzo, George Dugdale, and Julie Kriegh.

 

Grants And Fellowships

2014    Two-Year NICHD-Funded Research Fellowship, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington, Grant #T32 HD00754.

2008    Fulbright Fellowship, English Teaching Assistant, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

 

Invited Talks 

2016    Thomas B. Foster. “Rooted or Stuck? The Causes and Consequences of American Mobility Decline.” Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington.

2016    Thomas B. Foster. “Racial Macrosegregation and Intercounty Migration in the U.S.” Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington.

 

Teaching Experience

2016    Instructor, Urban Community (Soc356)

2016    Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Statistics (Soc/Stats/CSSS 221), June Morita

2014    Teaching Assistant, Sociology of the Family (Soc 352), Aimée Dechter

2011     Teaching Assistant, Survey of Sociology (Soc 110), Jonathan Wender, Susan Pitchford

2011     Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Social Stratification (Soc360), Jake Rosenfeld

2009    Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Washington

2009    Teaching Assistant, Survey of Sociology (Soc110), Susan Pitchford

2009   Teaching Assistant, Sociology of Sport (Soc222), Joe Weis

2008    Instructor (K-12), English as a Second Language, Maelaowittayakom School, Chiang Rai, Thailand

 

Research Experience

2017    Researcher, US Census Bureau, Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications.

2016    Research Assistant, Kyle Crowder and Maria Krysan, Department of Sociology, University of Washington.

2014    NICHD-Funded Dissertation Fellowship, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington.

2013    Research Assistant, Aimée Dechter, Department of Sociology, University of Washington.

2012    Research Assistant, Stew Tolnay, Department of Sociology, University of Washington.

2010    Research Assistant, Community Vitality Project, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

 

Professional Service and Affiliation

Editorial Assistant, Demography

Reviewer, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Reviewer, Housing Policy Debate

Reviewer, Demographic Research

Reviewer, Journal of Planning Education and Research

Member, American Sociological Association

Member, Population Association of America

 

Certification and Training

Special Sworn Status, US Census Bureau Restricted Data Access

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology Trainee Certification

Center for Statistics in the Social Sciences Certification

NIH Human Subjects Research Certification

Specialized Training in R, Stata, SAS, and ArcGIS.

 

Teaching and Research Interests

Racial/Ethnic and Economic Segregation

Quantitative and Geographic Methods

Migration and Residential Mobility

Urban and Community Sociology

Community-Based Research

Race, Class, and Power

Inequality and Poverty

Critical Theory