Thomas Marlow is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES). Thomas received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University in Spring 2020. His research sits at the intersection of environmental and urban sociology and data science. It seeks to use innovative computational social science methodologies to answer questions about environmental inequalities during global climate change and barriers to advancing policy to promote the transition to a more sustainable future.
Thomas's recent work with collaborators at NYUAD uses mobile phone location data to study the ways daily mobility reinforces neighborhood inequalities including the spread and emergence of COVID-19 case rate inequalities. Their first paper published in Sociological Science was the first to show that mobility inequality is stable in normal years, but that cities became increasingly isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic.