Graduate Student, Department of Sociology
Ann Owens is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy at the Kennedy School. After graduating from the University of Chicago with a BA in Sociology, Ann worked at the Sloan Center on Parents, Children, and Work, analyzing time-use, survey, and interview data from Center's 500 Family data set. Ann's current research interests include educational inequality, urban change, and residential mobility. Her qualifying paper examined how school and neighborhood characteristics were jointly associated with educational attainment. Ann's dissertation is a mixed methods exploration of the forms gentrification takes in the U.S. and the institutional actors involved.