Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Mark recently finished his PhD in Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Mark's research focuses on inequality by race, class and gender, and sustainable economics.
Analyzes the relationship between the growth in the number of women farmers and the rise in sustainable agriculture using the US Census of Agriculture. Authors find that the diverse set of principles associated with Community Supported Agriculture results in women selecting into that form of farming, and that the men involved in it may be more supportive of women farmers.
Explores racial and ethnic differences in net worth, focusing on Black families in Washington, DC, and shows, through a chronicle of their history in the city, how discrimination and systemic racism contributed to today's wealth gap in the nation's capital.