Kathleen Dunn holds a Phd in Sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her research interests include urban theory, informal work, race, class, gender and sexuality. Her dissertation, Hucksters and Trucksters: Criminalization and Gentrification in New York City's Street Vending Industry, analyzes stratification and organizing efforts among New York's street vendors. She is a co-founder of Formations: The Graduate Center Journal of Social Research, and currently teaches in the M.A. program in Urban Studies at The Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, CUNY. Publications include the forthcoming “Flexible Families: Latino Food Vending in Brooklyn, New York.” In Kristina Graaf and Noa Ha (eds.) Urban Street Vending: Politics, Practices and Representations of a Marginalized Economy. New York: Berghahn Books; and “Biological Determinism and LGBT Tolerance: A Quantitative Exploration of Biopolitical Beliefs.” Western Journal of Black Sociology, 2010, Vol. 34, No. 3, 365-377.