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Trochmann's research focuses on public management, social equity, and housing policy. Trochmann's writings overarching themes include bureaucratic discretion and ethics, the intersections of race, gender and class, and the historic foundations of public administration in the United States. Trochmann serves as an Assistant Professor in the College of Charleston's Department of Political Science and MPA Program. Trochmann previously worked for almost a decade in federal low income housing policy.
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Explores how rule making can advance social policies that lead to equitable outcomes and address historic disparities. This chapter is published in Guy & McCandless'
Identities, Intersectionality, and Otherness: The Social Constructions of Deservedness in American Housing Policy," an article in Administrative Theory and Praxis. Explores how intersectional identities inform the social constructions of target groups in housing policy.
Explores whether racial, gender, and residency representativeness leads to fewer Use of Force complaints. Suggests that unobserved community-level characteristics and context matter more than police departments’ representativeness to reduce community complaints.