Esther Sullivan is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado Denver. Her research focuses on poverty, spatial inequality, urban governance, and housing, with a special interest in both forced and voluntary relocation. Her 2018 book Manufactured Insecurity: Mobile Home Parks and Americans' Tenuous Right to Place, winner of the Robert Park Book Award, examines the social, legal, geospatial, and market forces that intersect to create housing insecurity in manufactured housing communities, which provide a central source of affordable housing in the United States. Prof. Sullivan earned a B.A. from the University of Chicago and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.