Areas of Expertise
Paul Klapper Professor in Social SciencesChairman of the Committee on Human DevelopmentProfessor in Sociology
Taub teaches a course in urban fieldwork to students in Sociology, Human Development, the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, the School of Social Service Administration and the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences. His fieldwork has taken him through many Chicago neighborhoods where he has studied economic development. Those activities resulted in the publication of seven books, including most recently There Goes the Neighborhood: Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four Chicago Neighborhoods and Their Meaning for America (with William Julius Wilson, Alfred A. Knopf, 2006).