Prentiss DantzlerAffiliate, University of Toronto
PhD, Public Affairs, Concentration in Community Development, Rutgers University – Camden
MPA, Concentrations in Urban and Regional Planning and GIS, West Chester University
BS, Energy Business and Finance, Penn State University
His work lies at the nexus of urban poverty and inequality, housing policy, race and ethnic relations, and community development practice.
Prentiss Dantzler is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto. Currently, Prentiss’ research is focused on 4 projects: 1) racial capitalism and urban development processes, 2) housing assistance and neighborhood change across the Toronto metro area, 3) the role of nonprofit organizations in shaping gentrification narratives, and 4) equitable housing policies in local comprehensive planning.
Prentiss’ research has appeared in a number of academic journals including Urban Studies, Housing Studies, Housing Policy Debate, and the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. He also serves on the Editorial Board for City and Community. Prentiss has written for popular media outlets including Blackademia, Shelterforce, The Conversation, and The Huffington Post. He has also received several fellowships from a number of professional organizations including The Institute for Research on Poverty Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, The Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In the Fall of 2019, Prentiss served as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto – St. George.
Dantzler, Prentiss A. & Jason D. Rivera. (In Press). “Constructing Identities of Deservedness: Public Housing and Post-WII Economic Planning and Recovery.” Journal of Law and Inequality.
van Holm, Eric J., Christopher K. Wyczalkowski, & Prentiss A. Dantzler. (2020). “Neighborhood Conditions and the Initial Outbreak of COVID-19: The Case of Louisiana.” Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdaa147.
Dantzler, Prentiss A. & Aja D. Reynolds. (2020). “Making Our Way Home: Housing Policy, Racial Capitalism, and Reparations.” Journal of World-Systems Research, 26(2): 155 – 167.
Makarewicz, Carrie, Prentiss A. Dantzler, & Arlie Adkins. (2020). “Another Look at Location Affordability: Understanding the Detailed Effects of Income and Urban Form on Housing and Transportation Expenditures.” Housing Policy Debate. DOI: 10.1080/10511482.2020.1792528.
Jones, Antwan & Prentiss A. Dantzler. (2020). “Neighbourhood Perceptions and Residential Mobility.” Urban Studies. DOI: 10.1177/004209802091664.
Dantzler, Prentiss A. (2020). “Reconsidering Poverty Dynamics by Analyzing Housing Spells.” Social Science Journal, 1 – 10.
Houghteling, Clara & Prentiss A. Dantzler. (2019). “Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand: Social Networks and Identity Salience in the 2017 NFL Protests.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. DOI: 10.1177/2332649219885978.
Dantzler, Prentiss A. & Jason D. Rivera. (2019). “Settling In or Moving Out? Exploring the Effect of Mobility Intentions on Public Housing Exits.” Housing Studies, 34(4): 715 – 733.
Ciorici, Patricia & Prentiss A. Dantzler. (2019). “Neighborhood Satisfaction: A Study of a Low-Income Urban Community.” Urban Affairs Review, 55(6): 1702 – 1730.
Clark, Amanda, Prentiss A. Dantzler, & Ashley E. Nickels. (2018). “Black Lives Matter: (Re)Framing the Next Wave of Black Liberation.” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, 42: 145 – 172.
Dantzler, Prentiss A. (2018). “American Dream, Democratic Nightmare: Refocusing Governmental Approaches to Housing Policy.” In Ashley E. Nickels & Jason D. Rivera (Eds.), Community Development and Public Administration Theory: Promoting Democratic Principles to Improve Communities. Routledge: New York, NY: 85 – 106.
Dantzler, Prentiss, A. (2016). “Exclusionary Zoning: State & Local Reactions to the Mount Laurel Doctrine.” The Urban Lawyer, 48(3): 653 – 673.