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Dylan Connor

Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Assistantt Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Biography: 

Dylan Connor is an assistant professor at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. He uses big data to study the role of geographic forces in shaping human behavior, migration, social mobility and inequality over long periods of time.

His recent projects examine the long-run capacity of regions to generate opportunity across generaitons by race and ethnicity, and the impact of cities in changing cultural patterns related to fertility and demography.

Dr. Connor is the institutional PI of projects relating to inequality and sea-level rise exposure in cities funded by the National Science Foundation and the changing demography and health of small town America funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

 

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Education: 
  • PhD Geography, University of California Los Angeles
  • MSc Statistics, University of Leuven
  • MA Geography, University College Dublin
  • BA Economics & Geography, University College Dublin
Videos
Click the video above to watch me briefly discuss my research at the recent launch of the Urban Equity Initiative at Arizona State University.
Publications: 

Connor, D. (2021). In the name of the father? Fertility, religion and child naming in the demographic transition. Forthcoming in Demography.

Uhl, J., Connor, D. S., Leyk, S., Braswell A. (2021), A century of decoupling size and structure of urban spaces in the United States. Communications Earth and Environment, 2, article 20.

Uhl, J. H., Leyk, S., McShane, C. M., Braswell, A. E., Connor, D. S., & Balk, D. (2021). Fine-grained, spatio-temporal datasets measuring 200 years of land development in the United States. Earth System Science Data, 13, 119-153.

Connor, D. S., Storper, M. (2020). The changing geography of social mobility in the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117 (48).

Hunter, L. M., Talbot, C. B., Connor, D. S., Counterman, M., Uhl, J. H., Gutmann, M. P., & Leyk, S. (2020). Change in US Small Town Community Capitals, 1980–2010. Population Research and Policy Review, 39, 913-940.

Abramitzky, R., Boustan, L and Connor, D.S. (2020) Leaving the Enclave: Historical Evidence on Immigrant Mobility from the Industrial Removal Office. NBER Working Paper Series, June 2020.

Leyk, S., Uhl, J. H., Connor, D. S., Braswell, A. E., Mietkiewicz, N., Balch, J. K., & Gutmann, M. (2020). Two centuries of settlement and urban development in the United States. Science Advances, 6(23), eaba2937.

Connor, D. S. (2020). Class background, reception context and intergenerational mobility: A record linkage and surname analysis of the children of Irish immigrants. International Migration Review, 54(1), 4-34.

Connor, D. S., Gutmann, M., Clement, K., Cunningham, A., Leyk, S. (2020). How entrenched is the spatial structure of inequality in cities? Integrating Census and Zillow building data for Denver from 1940-2016. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 110(4), 1022-1039.

Connor, D. S. (2019). The cream of the crop? Geography, networks and Irish migrant selection in the Age of Mass Migration. The Journal of Economic History 79(1), 139-175.

Connor, D. S. (2018). A review of Do We Need Economic Inequality? by Danny Dorling. Economic Geography. 94(3), 321-323.

Connor, D. S. (2017). Poverty, religious differences and child mortality in the early 20th Century: The case of Dublin. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 107(3), 625-646.

Connor, D. S., G., Mills, and N., Moore-Cherry, (2011). The 1911 Census and Dublin City: A spatial analysis. Irish  Geography, 44(2-3), 245-263.

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
GCU 692Research
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 470Adv Stats Geography & Planning
GIS 494Special Topics
GCU 496Geographic Research Methods
CDE 498Pro-Seminar
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 470Adv Stats Geography & Planning
GIS 494Special Topics
CDE 498Pro-Seminar
GIS 499Individualized Instruction
GCU 692Research
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 494Special Topics
GCU 496Geographic Research Methods
CDE 498Pro-Seminar
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 470Adv Stats Geography & Planning
GIS 494Special Topics
CDE 498Pro-Seminar