I am a sociologist and lawyer whose research and writing examines questions related to urban and environmental sociology, social policy, and human rights. I received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May of 2018, and am currently a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. In 2019 I will teach international law at the Northwestern University School of Law.

This site provides information about my research and writing, as well as some other work that I do on the side and have done in the past.  Occasionally I post to my blog, and among other ways to connect, you can find me on twitter at @nate_ela.

Here’s a recent version of my CV.