Stephen Danley is the Director of the Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) and an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers-Camden University. He is author of A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort: Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Right to the City.

He researches protest, such as in his article “They’re Not Building It for Us”: Displacement Pressure, Unwelcomeness, and Protesting Neighborhood Investment which examines protests of gentrification in Camden, NJ and his article Nonprofit segregation: The exclusion and impact of White nonprofit networks which examines the impact of nonprofit segregation in Camden, NJ. 

He also researches participation, including a recently completed a grant with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study youth participation in their Next Generation Community Leaders initiative.

A proud alumnus of Penn, Stephen received a Marshall Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford’s Nuffield College, where he received his doctorate in the Department of Social Policy and Interventions. He is currently the graduate director of Rutgers’ MS/PhD in Public Affairs and Community Development.