Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh (born 1966) is an Indian American sociologist and urban ethnographer. Born in India, he is a professor of sociology and African-American studies at Columbia University. He was a board member at Philadelphia-based nonprofit Public/Private Ventures until it disbanded on July 31, 2012. In his work, Venkatesh has documented criminal gangs and the drug trade, and has written about the dynamics of the underground economy including street prostitution, contributing his findings to the research of economics professor Steven Levitt.

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  • Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh, né en 1966 à Chennai, est un sociologue américain et ethnographe urbain né en Inde. Il a été formé à l'université de Chicago par William Jules Wilson et a travaillé sur un grand ensemble de logement social à Chicago. Il est à présent professeur de sociologie et d'études afro-américaines à l'université Columbia. Son dernier livre, Off the Books. The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor, a reçu le prestigieux C. Wright Mills Award en 2007. Son ouvrage Dans la peau d'un chef de gang (Gang Leader for a Day en anglais), paru en 2008 (en 2011 en France ), reprend ses travaux sur l'étude de jeunes Noirs dans les cités HLM de Lake Park à Chicago. (fr)
  • Sudhir Venkatesh (Chennai, India, 1966) es un sociólogo indio-estadounidense conocido por su trabajo en el área urbana de Chicago, donde comenzó su carrera profesional. (es)
  • Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh (* 1966 in Chennai, Indien) ist ein US-amerikanischer Soziologe. Er ist Professor an der Columbia University. (de)
  • Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh (born 1966) is an Indian American sociologist and urban ethnographer. Born in India, he is a professor of sociology and African-American studies at Columbia University. He was a board member at Philadelphia-based nonprofit Public/Private Ventures until it disbanded on July 31, 2012. In his work, Venkatesh has documented criminal gangs and the drug trade, and has written about the dynamics of the underground economy including street prostitution, contributing his findings to the research of economics professor Steven Levitt. Venkatesh received a B.A. in mathematics from the University of California, San Diego in 1988. He attended graduate school at the University of Chicago where he studied under Professor William Julius Wilson, focusing on Robert Taylor Homes, a housing project in Chicago about which he wrote a book, American Project. Venkatesh also authored a 2008 book titled, Gang Leader For A Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes To The Streets. The book chronicles the life of urban poor in Chicago, particularly the Robert Taylor Homes and the gang, Black Gangster Disciples, whose leader J.T. he befriended. He found that most foot soldiers in drug gangs make only $3.30 an hour. In a separate research project with Steven Levitt, he hired former sex workers to track working street prostitutes in Chicago, finding that they make about $30–$35 an hour, with those working with pimps making more and suffering fewer arrests. A street prostitute was arrested about once per 450 sexual encounters ("tricks"). Condoms were used in only 20% of the contacts. In 2009 Venkatesh became director of Columbia University's Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, or ISERP. In 2011 Venkatesh was the subject of an investigation on spending at ISERP. In 2012 Venkatesh revealed to The New York Times that he had reimbursed Columbia University for approximately $13,000 for funds that were misallocated during his tenure as director of ISERP. Venkatesh currently writes about the advertising industry. He is also co-editor of the American Sociological Association journal entitled "City & Community". (en)
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  • Sudhir Venkatesh (Chennai, India, 1966) es un sociólogo indio-estadounidense conocido por su trabajo en el área urbana de Chicago, donde comenzó su carrera profesional. (es)
  • Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh (* 1966 in Chennai, Indien) ist ein US-amerikanischer Soziologe. Er ist Professor an der Columbia University. (de)
  • Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh (born 1966) is an Indian American sociologist and urban ethnographer. Born in India, he is a professor of sociology and African-American studies at Columbia University. He was a board member at Philadelphia-based nonprofit Public/Private Ventures until it disbanded on July 31, 2012. In his work, Venkatesh has documented criminal gangs and the drug trade, and has written about the dynamics of the underground economy including street prostitution, contributing his findings to the research of economics professor Steven Levitt. (en)
  • Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh, né en 1966 à Chennai, est un sociologue américain et ethnographe urbain né en Inde. Il a été formé à l'université de Chicago par William Jules Wilson et a travaillé sur un grand ensemble de logement social à Chicago. Il est à présent professeur de sociologie et d'études afro-américaines à l'université Columbia. Son dernier livre, Off the Books. The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor, a reçu le prestigieux C. Wright Mills Award en 2007. (fr)
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