Tathagato Chakraborty


Current USP/UWM Appointment (TA/RA/Fellowship)

Distinguished Dissertator Fellow (Graduate School)


Marcus Britton

Research Interest

Urban Poverty, Housing Policy, Urban Sociology, Race and Inequality, Geographic Information Science

Thesis or Dissertation Title/Major Research Field

Low Income Tax Credit Policy, Poverty, Neighborhood Effects


Tathagato is a Ph.D. candidate at the Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received his MS in Geography from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. Prior to joining UW-Milwaukee, Tathagato taught at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani for four years. His dissertation research focuses on the impact of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit policy in deconcentrating poverty. His broader research interests and expertise are in the areas of poverty, housing, inequality, social justice, opportunity, social theory, quantitative analysis, and GIS. Tathagato has several journal and book chapter publications along with numerous conference presentations. He is currently a Distinguished Dissertator Fellow at UW-Milwaukee and a Graduate Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Development at UW-Milwaukee.