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Prentiss Dantzler

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

Prentiss A. Dantzler, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. He has previously served as a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar and as a Scholar-In-Residence at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research sits at the nexus of urban poverty, housing policy, race relations, and community development. Dantzler’s research has appeared in several academic venues with recent work in Urban Studies, Housing Policy Debate, and Law and Inequality. He currently serves as a Deputy Editor for City and Community and on the governing board for the Urban Affairs Association. He has previously held faculty appointments at Georgia State University and Colorado College. He received his Ph.D. in Public Affairs with a concentration in Community Development from Rutgers University-Camden. He also holds an M.P.A. from West Chester University and a B.S. from Penn State University.


  • 2021–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  • 2019–2021
    Assistant Professor, Georgia State University
  • 2016–2019
    Assistant Professor, Colorado College


  • 2016 
    Rutgers University - Camden, Public Policy & Administration


Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar