Sudhir Venkatesh

Sudhir Venkatesh is a sociology professor at Columbia University and author of Gang Leader for a Day.

Jurisprudence
Jan. 22 2013 9:24 AM“Not Going To Change One Thing I Do”Off-the-books gun sellers say Obama’s proposals will just boost their trade.
Crime
Sept. 22 2011 6:13 PMCould Riots Happen Here?Violent unrest has swept Europe and the Middle East. Is America next?
The Book Club
July 23 2009 6:50 AMLocal Police Really Do Get Annoyed When the Feds Show Up
The Book Club
July 21 2009 6:48 AMThe Don Corleone of Chinatown
The Dismal Science
Sept. 26 2008 1:20 PMBut What Does It Mean for the Prostitutes?How the financial crisis affects the oldest profession.
The Dismal Science
March 12 2008 6:53 PMSkinflintDid Eliot Spitzer get caught because he didn't spend enough on prostitutes?
The Book Club
Jan. 30 2008 4:57 PMHow I Became a Hustler
Books
Nov. 21 2011 7:16 AMFighting Inner-City CrimeWhen, and how, citizens should take action is a pressing question.
Books
April 18 2011 6:58 AMWhat Is the Matter With Sociology?Elijah Anderson's new book points up an identity crisis.
The Book Club
July 22 2009 7:00 AMWhat Does New York's Poor Chinese Enclave Have in Common With Chicago's Poor African-American Enclave?
Books
March 16 2009 6:49 AMHow To Understand the Culture of PovertyWilliam Julius Wilson once again defies both right and left.
Gaming
May 9 2008 6:46 AMUnjustifiable Carnage, Uneasy Alliances, and Lots of Self-DoubtWhat Grand Theft Auto IV gets right about gangland and illegal economies.
The Book Club
Jan. 31 2008 6:02 PMWhen You Close a Housing Project, Where Do All the Gang Members Go?
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Working
Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.