Richard A. Wright

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of Geography

  • Orvil Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs Emeritus

Richard studies labor markets and housing markets in the US as well as "skilled" migration and some immigration topics.

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Fairchild, Room 011




  • B.Ed. University of Nottingham
  • M.A. Indiana University
  • Ph.D. Indiana University

Selected Publications

  • Richard Wright, Mark Ellis, Steven Holloway, and Gemma Catney. 2018. "The instability of highly racially diverse residential neighborhoods in the United States," Sociology of Race and Ethnicity,

  • Richard Wright and Mark Ellis. 2018. "Where STEM graduates move: human capital, employment growth, and interstate migration in the United States," Population, Space and Place,

  • Thomas Cooke, Richard Wright, and Mark Ellis. 2018 "A Prospective on Zelinsky's 'Hypothesis of the Mobility Transition'," Geographical Review, doi: 10.1111/gere.12310.

  • Mark Ellis, Richard Wright, Lee Fiorio, and Steven Holloway. 2018 "Predicting neighborhood racial change in US metropolitan areas," Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science,

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Works In Progress

  • Principal Investigator, with Jonathan Chipman (Dartmouth College), "An Interactive Web-Based Atlas of Segregation and Diversity." CompX Faculty Grant, Neukom Institute, Dartmouth College.



  • Geographies of Ethnic Diversity and Inequalities (GEDI). Funded by ESRC (UK). £943k.

    Principal Investigator: Dr Gemma Catney, (Queens Belfast)  Co-Investigators: Sarah Coates (Office for National Statistics), Prof Mark Ellis (University of Washington), Prof Nissa Finney (University of St Andrews), Dr Stephen Jivraj (University College London), Prof Chris Lloyd (Queen's University Belfast), Prof David Manley (University of Bristol), Prof Richard Wright (Dartmouth College).