Junia Howell is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh and a Kinder Scholar at Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Her research investigates how local and national policies perpetuate racial and socioeconomic inequality. Specifically, she investigates how disaster relief, housing appraisals, and other public policies effect inequality. Her recent publications have appeared in Social Forces, Social Problems, Urban Studies, The Sociological Quarterly, and Population and Environment, and has been featured in various news outlets including NPR, The Atlantic, and The New York Times.
Biography current as of June 10, 2019