Addie, J.P., and J. Fraser. (2019). “After Gentrification: Social Mix, Settler Colonialism, and Cruel Optimism in the Transformation of Neighborhood Space.” Antipode.

Oakley, Deirdre, and James Fraser. 2019. “Empowerment, Urban.” TheWiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Edited by Anthony Orum.

Hightower, Cameron, and James Fraser. (forthcoming 2019). “The Raced-Space of Gentrification: ‘Reverse Blockbusting’, Home-selling, and Neighborhood Remake in North Nashville.” City & Community.

Carrico, Amanda, Urooj Raja, Jim Fraser, Michael Vandenburgh. 2018. "Household and block level influences on residential fertilizer use." Landscape and Urban Planning


De Vries, Daniel, and James Fraser. 2017. "Historical waterscape trajectories that need care: the unwanted refurbished flood homes of Kinston's devolved disaster mitigation program." Journal of Political Ecology.


Oakley, Deidre, and James Fraser. 2016. "U.S. Public-Housing Transformations and the Housing Publics Lost in Transition." City and Community.


Fraser, James, Bazuin, Joshua, and George Hornberger. 2015. "The Privatization of Neighborhood Governance and the Production of Urban Space." Environment and Planning A.


Amie Thurber and James Fraser. 2015. "Disrupting the order of things: Public housing tenant organizing for material, political and epistemological justice." Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning.


Fraser, James, and Deirdre Oakley. 2015. “The Neighborhood Stabilization Program: Stable For Whom.” Journal of Urban Affairs 37(1): 38-41.


Fraser, James, and Deirdre Oakley. 2015. “Mixed-Income Communities and Poverty Amelioration,” p. 268-274, in M. Vidal de Haynes (eds), Handbook on Poverty in the United States.


Oakley, Deirdre, Fraser, James and Joshua Bazuin. 2014. “The Imagined Self-Sufficient Communities of HOPE VI: Examining the Community and Social Support (CSS) Component.” Urban Affairs Review DOI: 10.1177/1078087414544461.


Fraser, James, and Edward Kick. 2014. “Governing urban restructuring with city building nonprofits.” Environment and Planning A 46(6): 1445-1461.


Bazuin, Joshua, and James Fraser. 2013. “How the ACS gets it wrong: A story of the American Community Survey and a small, inner city neighborhood.” Applied Geography 45: 292-302.


Fraser, James, Oakley, Deidre, and Diane Levy. 2013. “Policy Assumptions and Lived Realities of Mixed-Income Housing on Both Sides of the Atlantic.” Cityscape 15(2): 1-14.


Fraser, James, Chaskin, Robert, and Joshua Bazuin. 2013. “Making Mixed-Income Neighborhoods Work for the Poor.” Cityscape 15(2): 83-100.


Fraser, James, Bazuin, Joshua, and Lawrence Band. 2013. “Covenants, cohesion, and community: The effects of neighborhood governance on lawn fertilization.” Landscape and Urban Planning 115: 30-38.


Kick, Edward, and James Fraser. 2013. “Risking it: The Longitudinal and Spatial Characteristics of Flooding.” Journal of Medical Safety.


Fraser, James, Brown-Burns, Ashley, Bazuin, Josh, and Deirdre Oakley. 2013. “HOPE VI, Colonization, and the Production of Difference.” Urban Affairs Review  49(4): 525-556.


Carrico, Amanda, Fraser, James, and Josh Bazuin. 2012. "Green with Envy: Psychological and Social Predictors of Lawn Fertilizer Application." Environment & Behavior 45(4): 427-454.


Bacon, Michael, and James Fraser. 2012. “Spatial Analysis of Crime in the Evaluation of Public Housing Redevelopment.” Crime Mapping 4(2): 69-85.


DeVries, Daniel and James Fraser. 2012. “Voluntariness in Relocation Decision Making.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 30(1): 1-33.


Fraser, James, Oakley, Deirdre, and Josh Bazuin. 2012. "Public Ownership and Private Profit in Housing." Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy & Society 5: 397-412.


Kick, Edward, Fraser, James, Fulkerson, Greg, and Laura McKinney. 2010. “Repetitive Flood Loss Victims and Their Acceptance of FEMA Mitigation Offers: An Analysis of Rational Choices with Community-System Policy Implications.”  Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management 35(3): 510-539.


Fraser, James and Michael Nelson. 2008. “Can mixed-income housing ameliorate concentrated poverty?” Geography Compass 2(6): 2127-2144.


Fraser, James, and Csilla Weninger. 2008. “Modes of Engagement for Urban Research: Enacting a Politics of Possibility.” Environment and Planning A 40(6): 1-19.


Fraser, James. 2007. “The Promise of Mixed-Income Housing for Poverty Amelioration.” Center for Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  (


Fraser, James, and Edward Kick. 2007. “The Role of Public, Private, Non-Profit and Community Sectors in Shaping Mixed-Income Housing Outcomes.” Urban Studies 44(12): 2357-2377.


Fraser, James. 2006. “Globalization, Development and Ordinary Cities: A Review Essay.” Journal of World-Systems Research 12(1): 189-197.


Fraser, James. 2006. “The Relevance of Geography for Studying Urban Disasters” Space and Culture 19(1): 1-7.


Fraser, James, Doyle, Martin and Hannah Young. (2006). “Creating Effective Flood Mitigation Policies.” Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union July 4:1, 270.


Kick, Edward, Fraser, James, and Byron Davis. 2006. “Performance Management, Managerial Citizenship, and Worker Commitment: A Study of the United States Postal Service” Economic and Industrial Democracy: An International Journal 27(1): 137-172.


Fraser, James and Edward Kick. 2005.  “Understanding Community Building in Urban America: Transforming Neighborhood Identity.” The Journal of Poverty 9(1): 23-44.


Fraser, James.  2004. “Beyond Gentrification:  Mobilizing Communities and Claiming Space.” Urban Geography 25(5): 437-457.


Fraser, James, and Jonathan Lepofsky. 2004. “The Uses of Knowledge in Neighborhood Revitalization.” Community Development Journal 39(1): 4-13.


Fraser, James, Lepofsky, Jonathan, Kick, Edward, and J. Patrick Williams.  2003. “The     Construction of the Local and the Limits of Contemporary Community-Building in the United States.” Urban Affairs Review 38(3): 417-445.


Lepofsky, Jonathan, and James Fraser.  2003.  “Building Community Citizens: Claiming the Right to Place-Making in the City.” Urban Studies 40(1): 127-142.


Fraser, James, Kick, Edward, and Patrick Williams.  2002. "Neighborhood Revitalization and the Practice of Evaluation in the U.S.:  Developing a Margin Research Perspective.” City and Community 1(2): 217-236.


Fraser, James, and Edward Kick.  2002.  “Organizational Culture as Contested Ground in an Era of Globalization.” Sociological Spectrum 22(4): 445-471.


Kick, Edward, and James Fraser.  2000. "An Examination of support and non-support for affirmative action, race-targeted and income-targeted policies." Journal of Poverty 4(3): 43-71.


Fraser, James, and Edward Kick.  2000. “Interpretive Repertoires of Whites on Race-Targeted Policies:  The Use of Time in Constructing Policy Attitudes.” Sociological Perspectives 43(1): 13-28.


Fraser, James, and Meredith Perry.  1998. “Building Bridges with the Community.” Social Insight 3(3/4):9-14.


Fraser, James, and Michael Hodge.  2000.  “Job Satisfaction in Higher Education: Examining Gender in Professional Work Settings.” Sociological Inquiry 70(2): 172-187.


Wong, Li-Ya, Kick, Edward, Fraser, James, and Thomas Burns.  1999. “Locus of Control, Self Esteem, and Status Attainment.” Sociological Spectrum. 19(3): 281-298. Nominated for paper of the year in Sociological Spectrum.


Fraser, James, Davis, Phillip, and Ravinder Singh.  1999. "Identity Work Among Alternative High School Students," in L.R. Gay and Peter Airasian's, Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications (sixth edition), pp.257-272 (reprint).


Foley, Lara, and James Fraser. 1998.  “Post-Dating Relationships: The Social Embeddedness of Redefining Romantic Couplings.” Sociological Perspectives 14(1): 209-219.


Donnelly, Denise, and James Fraser. 1998. "Gender Differences in Sado-Masochistic Preferences Among College Students." Sex Roles 39(5/6): 391-407. 


Fraser, James. 1997. "Developing Definitions of an Adoptee-Birthmother Relationship." Marriage and Family Review 25(1/2): 67-78.


Fraser, James, Davis, Phillip, and Ravinder Singh. 1997. "Identity Work Among Alternative High School Students." The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 10(2):221-235.


Fraser, James. 1997. "Methadone Clinic Culture: The Everyday Realities of Female Methadone Clients." Qualitative Health Research 7(1): 121-139.

Book Chapters

Fraser, James, and Deirdre Oakley. 2015. “Mixed-Income Communities and Poverty Amelioration,” in Haymes, M., Haymes, S., and R. Miller (eds.) Handbook On Poverty in the United States.


Fraser, James, Defilippis, James, and Josh Bazuin. 2012. "HOPE VI: Calling for Modesty in Its Claims," Pp. 209-229 in Bridge, G, Butler, T., and Loretta Lees (eds.) Mixed communities: Gentrification by stealth? The Policy Press: London.


Weninger, Csilla and James Fraser. 2012. "Hybrid Forms of Civic Participation in Neighborhood Redevelopment," Pp. 249-264, in Deliberations in Community Development: Balancing on the Edge. J. Peter Rothe, Linda J. Carroll and Dejan Ozegovic (eds.). Nova Science Publishers, New York.


DeFilippis, James and James Fraser. 2010. Why do we want mixed-income housing and neighborhoods? Pp. 135-146, in Critical Urban Studies: New Directions. Jonathan Davies and David Imbroscio (eds.). Albany: SUNY Press.

Grants and Contracts

Under Review

Co-Principal Investigator - Tracing the (Re)production of Locality: The Governance of Gentrification in Five Cities (National Science Foundation, approximately $500,000)


Principal Investigator - Preservation of Affordable Housing Community and Supportive Services Research Project (Funded: POAH, $500,000 w/other contributors)


Co-Principal Investigator – Climate, Drought, and Agricultural Adaptations: An Investigation of Vulnerabilities and Responses to Water Stress Among Paddy Farmers in Sri Lanka Climate (Funded: National Science Foundation, $3,722,560).



Co-Principal Investigator – Gasses and Grasses: Modeling Human Dynamics of Lawn Fertilization and Resultant Nitrous Oxide Emissions (Funded: National Science Foundation, $497,081).



Principal Investigator – The Benefits of Mixed-Income Living: Intentions, Realities and Challenges (Funded: Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies $40,000).



Principal Investigator – Exploring the Determinants of Household Environmental Behavior: A Socio-Spatial Analysis of Lawn Care Practices (Funded: National Science Foundation, $734,506).



Co-Principal Investigator - Emergency Preparedness in Disadvantaged Communities Project (Funded: Federal Emergency Management Agency with MDC Inc., $1.5 Million). 



Principal Investigator – The Importance of Place Identity in Understanding People’s Decision-Making:  A study of repetitive loss properties in urban floodplains (Funded: URS and Federal Emergency Management Agency, $169,000). 



Lead Co-Principal Investigator - Mixed-Income Housing, Poverty Alleviation, and Urban Revitalization:  A study of the Few Gardens Hope VI Initiative in Durham, North Carolina (Funded: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, $200,000).



Principal Investigator - Urban Crime and Youth (Funded: North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission, $190,000).



Principal Investigator - Globalization and the New South City (Funded: Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina, $4,500).



Principal Investigator - Making Connections Research Continuation Grant (Funded: Annie E. Casey Foundation $20,000).



Lead Investigator - Land Acquisition Programs and Community Development in the Floodplains (Funded: Federal Emergency Management Agency, $90,000).



Principal Investigator - Making Connections Neighborhood Revitalization Research Grant (Funded: Annie E. Casey Foundation, $146,000). 



Lead Co-Principal Investigator - Relocation and Decision Making of Natural Disaster Victims: A Study of Community Influences (Funded: National Science Foundation, $95,000).



Co-Principal Investigator - Evaluating the North Carolina TANF-Housing Pilot Program in Eight Cities (Funded: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, $29,671).



Principal Investigator - Community Reinvestment Grant (Funded: Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, $35,000).



Principal Investigator - Community Impact Fund Project (Funded: Lyndhurst Foundation, $93,000).



Principal Investigator - CECA Grant (Funded: UT at Chattanooga, $100,000).



Principal Investigator - Jobs-Plus Initiative Contract (Funded: Manpower Demonstration and Research Corporation, $41,000).