Elizabeth Roberto is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology. Her interests include social stratification and inequality, urban sociology, complex adaptive systems, and quantitative methods. She received a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University. Her dissertation introduced a new method for studying the local context of residential segregation and examined the role of spatial boundaries in structuring racial segregation patterns in U.S. cities. She received a James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Studying Complex Systems, which funds her postdoctoral research on the spatial dynamics of social inequality.