CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:
- In the Shadows of Ferguson: How housing policies contributed to racial instability in St. Louis
- A 5-year HOPE VI Evaluation in Charlotte, NC
- Building Resilient Affordable Housing in Coastal Vietnam: Bridging housing and climate adaptation policies
- The Handbook for Housing Planning & Studies
Nguyen, Mai Thi, Michael Webb, and Estefany Noria*, and William Rohe. In Press. The Relationship Between Transportation, Neighborhoods, and Employment among Subsidized Housing Residents in Charlotte, North Carolina. Housing Policy Debate.
Horney, Jennifer, Mai Thi Nguyen, David Salvesen, Olivia Tomasco, and Philip Berke. In Press. Engaging the Public in Planning for Disaster. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.
Nguyen, Mai Thi and Emma Boundy*. Big Data and Smart (Equitable) Cities. In Press. Seeing Cities Through Big Data - Research, Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics, An NSF- Sponsored Workshop.
Nguyen, Mai Thi, William Rohe, Kirstin Frescoln*, Michael Webb, Mary Donegan*, and Hye-Sung Han*. In Press. Mobilizing Social Capital: Which Informal and Formal Supports Affect Employment Outcomes for Relocated Public Housing Residents? Housing Studies.
Nguyen, Mai Thi. 2015. The Intersection of Immigration and Housing Policies: Implications for the U.S. Housing Market and Economy. Editorial Essay. Housing Policy Debate. 25(4): 796-798 DOI: 10.1080/10511482.2015.1043084
Nguyen, Mai Thi and Hannah Gill. 2015. Interior immigration enforcement: The impacts of expanding local law enforcement authority. Urban Studies, DOI: 10.1177/0042098014563029
Nguyen, Mai Thi and David Salevesen. 2014. Disaster Recovery Among Multi-ethnic Immigrants: A Case Study of Southeast Asians in Bayou La Batre, Alabama after Hurricane Katrina. Journal of the American Planning Association, 80:4, 385-396, DOI:10.1080/01944363.2014.986497
Nguyen, Mai Thi, William Rohe, and Spencer Cowan. 2012. “Entrenched Hybridity in Public Housing Agencies in the United States. Housing Studies. 27(4): 457-475.
Nguyen, Mai Thi. (2009). “Why do Communities Mobilize Against Growth: Community Status, Metropolitan Hierarchy, or Strategic Interaction?”Journal of Urban Affairs 31(1): 25-43.
Nguyen, Mai Thi. (2005). “Does Affordable Housing Detrimentally Impact Property Values? A Review of the Literature.” Journal of Planning Literature 20(1): 15-26.
Basolo, Victoria and Mai Thi Nguyen. (2005). “Does Mobility Matter? An Analysis of Housing Voucher Holders’ Neighborhood Conditions by Race and Ethnicity.” Housing Policy Debate 16(3/4): 297-324.
Fulton, William, Rolf Pendall, Mai Thi Nguyen, and Alicia Harrison. 2001. “Who Sprawls Most? How Growth Patterns Differ Across the U.S.” Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution.
President of ACSP's Faculty Women's Interest Group
Governing Board Member of the Urban Affairs Association
Finance Committee Chair, Governing Board, Urban Affairs Association
Housing Policy Debate Editorial Board Member
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Advisory Panel Member
Public Radio Interview on AirBnB research
In 2016, Dr. Nguyen was awarded the Plan for All Award for outstanding research on inclusion and equity.
In 2013, Dr. Mai Nguyen's passion for teaching is recognized with the J. Carlyle Sitterson Award for Excellence for her course entitled, "Race, Sex, & Place."