I have worked as an Epidemiologist, Research Analyst for Gallup, and Consultant for Urban Planning and Policy firms. I was an assistant professor at Northwestern University from 2002-2008.
My primary research interests cover spatial demography, poverty and social welfare, urban sociology and planning, race relations, transportation policy, and Latino sociology. I am currently working on three research projects: transportation for vulnerable populations; neighborhood diversity and residential differentiation; and pan-ethnic diversity. I have organized my work to examine the social, economic, and cultural life of the metropolis and to analyze the processes of building and maintaining systems of racial domination and differentiation. My research projects are unified by an underlying theoretical concern with differentiation, stratification, and the recognition of social, cultural, and symbolic capital, as well as by a methodological pluralism. The projects are designed to foster a dialogue for a new urban sociology that captures the diversity of social life, social suffering, racial harmony and discord, and urban experience.
2006 Sandoval, Juan Onésimo. "The Color of Inequality." Sociological
Imagination 42: 83-97.
2004 Sandoval, Juan Onésimo. "Work and Welfare Participation in
a Post Welfare-To-Work Era." Equal Opportunities International
2002 Sandoval, Juan Onésimo. "A Social Crisis on the Horizon: Welfare
Reform in an Economic Downturn." BerkeleyPlanning Journal
2002 Cervero, Robert, Juan Onésimo Sandoval, and John Landis.
"Transportation as a Stimulus of Welfare-to-Work: Private versus
Public Mobility." Journal of Planning Education and Research
2002 Sandoval, Juan Onésimo, Hans P. Johnson, and Sonya M. Tafoya.
"Who's Your Neighbor? Residential Segregation and Diversity in