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Acting Chair and Associate Professor
790: 307 Public Policy Analysis
790: 364 Race & Ethnicity in U.S. Politics
790: 360 Urban Politics
790: 502 Citizenship, Immigration Politics, American Identity
790: 545 Race & Ethnicity in U.S. Politics
B.S., Northwestern University
M.A. University of Minnesota
Ph.D. University of Colorado
Multiethnic Moments: The Politics of Urban Education, 2006, co-authored with Rodney E. Hero, Susan E. Clarke, Luis Fraga, Bari Anhalt Erlichson. Temple University Press.
Unfair Housing: How National Policy Shapes Community Action, 2003, University Press of Kansas. Named an “Outstanding Academic Title” by Choice magazine.
Handbook of Public Policy Analysis, 2006, co-edited with Frank Fischer and Gerald Miller. Taylor & Francis. Sidney ― August 2010 3
Refereed Journal Articles
“What Is Next for Policy Design and Social Construction Theory?” 2009, Policy Studies Journal, 37 (1) 103-119 (Anne Schneider and Mara Sidney).
“The Struggle for Housing Equality: The Impact of Fair Housing and Community Reinvestment Laws on Local Advocacy,” 2004, Cityscape 7 (1) 135-163.
“The Role of Ideas in Education Politics: Using Discourse Analysis to Understand Barriers to Reform in Multiethnic Cities,” 2002, Urban Affairs Review 38 (2) 253-279.
“The Origin of U.S. Fair Housing Policy: Images of Race, Class, and Markets,” 2001, Journal of Policy History, 13 (2) 181-214.
“Local Policy Subsystems and Issue Definition: An Analysis of Community Development Policy Change,” 1997. Urban Affairs Review, 32 (4) 490-512 (Edward G. Goetz and Mara Sidney).
“Community Development Corporations as Neighborhood Advocates: A Study of the Political Activism of Nonprofit Developers,” 1995. Applied Behavioral Science Review, 3 (1) 1-20 (Edward G. Goetz and Mara Sidney).
“Revenge of the Property Owners: Community Development and the Politics of Property,” 1994. Journal of Urban Affairs, 16 (4) 319-334 (Edward G. Goetz and Mara Sidney).
Chapters in Edited Volumes
“Critical Perspectives on the City: Constructivist, Interpretive Analysis of Urban Politics,” 2010 in Critical Urban Studies: New Directions, edited by Jonathan Davies and David Imbroscio, SUNY Press.
“Poverty, Inequality, and Social Exclusion,” in Theories of Urban Politics (Second Edition), edited by Jonathan Davies and David Imbroscio, Sage Publications, 2008, pp. 171-187.
“National Fair Housing Policy and its (Perverse) Effects on Local Advocacy,” in Fragile Rights Within Cities: Government, Housing, and Fairness, edited by John Goering, 2007, by Rowman and Littlefield: 203-228.
“Policy Formulation and Policy Tools,” 2006, in Frank Fischer, Gerald Miller, and Mara Sidney, Eds., Handbook of Public Policy Analysis, Taylor & Francis.
“Contested Images of Race and Place: The Politics of Housing Discrimination,” 2005, in Anne L. Schneider and Helen M. Ingram, Eds., Deserving and Entitled: Social Constructions and Public Policy, SUNY Press, pp. 111-137.
“Fair Housing and Affordable Housing Advocacy: Reconciling the Dual Agenda,” 2005, Xavier de Souza Briggs, Ed., The Geography of Opportunity: Race and Housing Choice in Metropolitan America, Brookings Institution Press, pp. 266-286.
I am part of the Eagleton Institute Program on Immigration and Democracy, and the Rutgers Immigrant Infrastructure Map Project.
2012 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Governance & Public Administration, University of Ottawa