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Maria Krysan Heading link

Professor, Sociology

Dr. Krysan’s research focuses on racial residential segregation and racial attitudes. Her most recent book, Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification (co-authored with Kyle Crowder) draws on in-depth interviews, large-scale survey data, and previously published research to propose an innovative theoretical framework for understanding the causes of racial residential segregation. Dr. Krysan regularly engage with the media, and present to community leaders, government agencies, advocates, and the like, both sharing my expertise with—and more importantly learning from—her conversations with these audiences.

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Rahim Kurwa Heading link

Assistant Professor, Criminology, Law, and Justice

Rahim Kurwa’s work situates policing at the frontier of fair housing law. His book project, Grounds for Eviction: Race, Mobility, and Policing in the Antelope Valley demonstrates this claim by tracing how a Los Angeles suburb used policing to evict Black renters participating in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Professor Kurwa is also interested in understanding the family implications of policing housing assistance, nuisance ordinances, neighborhood surveillance, and the history of policing in public housing.

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