Ann Owens

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Spatial Sciences

Contact Information
E-mail: annowens@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-5730
Office: HSH 204

 

Biographical Sketch

Ann Owens is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology department at USC. She received her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University. Ann was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University. She is a faculty affiliate of the Spatial Sciences Institute at USC.

Her research centers on the causes and consequences of social inequality, with a focus on urban neighborhoods, housing, education, and geographic and social mobility. Her research also examines how social policies cause or alleviate social inequalities.

Current research projects include an examination of how subsidized housing policy shapes neighborhood and metropolitan well-being; documenting trends, causes, and consequences of school segregation; and understanding how families and young adults make residential choices.

Education

  • Ph.D. Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard University
  • A.B. Sociology, University of Chicago


  • Postdoctoral Training

    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University, Center on Poverty and Inequality, 2012-2013   

    Description of Research

    Research Keywords
    Urban Sociology, Sociology of Education, Social Stratification, Social Policy, Quantitative Analysis, Spatial Analysis
    Research Specialties
    Urban Sociology, Sociology of Education, Social Stratification, Social Policy, Quantitative Analysis, Spatial Analysis



  • Sociology
  • 851 Downey Way
  • HSH 314
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-2539