Chris Herring

Chris Herring is a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is affiliated with the Global Metropolitan Studies. Herring’s research, teaching, and practice focus on the relationship of urbanization, policy, and poverty in U.S. cities. His writing on homeless encampments on the West Coast, on housing in New Orleans, and on the criminalization of homelessness has appeared in various academic journals as well as in Progressive Planning, n+1, and street newspapers across the country. He is currently exploring the regulation of homelessness through a comparative ethnography of the streets, shelters, and homeless housing programs in the city of San Francisco.