Elizabeth Korver-Glenn

Elizabeth Korver-Glenn

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of New Mexico
Areas of Expertise:
  • Inequality & the Middle Class
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Cities & Regions
  • Housing

About Elizabeth

Korver-Glenn's research agenda is driven by a single question: How does racial inequality continue to be reproduced in purportedly post-racial, colorblind societies? Overarching themes in Korver-Glenn's writing include understanding a) how apparently race-neutral policies and practices perpetuate urban racial segregation, other forms of housing inequality (e.g. housing (in)stability), wealth disparities, and educational inequality, and b) how to intervene most strategically in the mechanisms that reproduce racial segregation.

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Publications

"Compounding Inequalities: How Racial Stereotypes and Discrimination Accumulate across the Stages of Housing Exchange" American Sociological Review 83, no. 4 (2018): 627-656.

Studies the housing market—a domain centrally linked to persistent, systemic disparity. Examine how racial stereotypes permeate the distinct but serially linked stages of the housing exchange process; the conditions under which stereotypes are deployed in each stage; and how such dynamics accumulate to affect ultimate processes of exclusion and inclusion.

"Brokering Ties and Inequality: How White Real Estate Agents Recreate Advantage and Exclusion in Urban Housing Markets" Social Currents 5, no. 4 (2018): 350-368.

Highlights real estate agents’ reliance on social networks as key to how “new inequality” happens. Investigates the contextual factors that enable white agents to maintain predominantly white networks and how disparate-impact consequences for minority home buyers and sellers emerge when white agents deploy their networks in ordinary housing situations.

"Neighborhoods, Race, and the Twenty-first-century Housing Appraisal Industry" (with Junia Howell). Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 4, no. 4 (2018): 473-490.

Explores racial inequality in the contemporary appraisal industry and how it happens. Reveals that substantial neighborhood racial inequality in home values persists even when all variables are accounted for, and exposes the appraisal processes that enable this inequality to continue.