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Eva Rosen

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Areas of Expertise:
  • Antipoverty Policy
  • Cities & Regions
  • Housing
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Social Issues

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About Eva

Rosen’s research interests include urban sociology, ethnography, poverty and inequality, culture, race and ethnicity, social policy, and social theory.


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"The Federal Shutdown Damaged Housing Voucher Programs," Eva Rosen, The American Prospect, February 21, 2019.
Eva Rosen's research on housing voucher programs discussed in Terrence McCoy, "Another Shutdown Could Inflict More Lasting Harm to Housing Programs, Experts Say," Washington Post, February 12, 2019.
Eva Rosen's research on Section 8 housing discussed in Emily Badger, "The Big Change That Will Help Poor People Move to Wealthy Neighborhoods," The Washington Post, June 17, 2016.
"When Landlords Discriminate," Eva Rosen (with Philip ME Garboden), Talk Poverty, May 17, 2016.
"The Power of Landlords," Eva Rosen, The Atlantic, June 9, 2015.


"Horizontal Immobility: How Narratives of Neighborhood Violence Shape Housing Decisions" American Sociological Review 82, no. 2 (2017): 270-296.

Proposes that neighborhoods themselves shape narratives governing residential decision-making.

"Rigging the Rules of the Game: How Landlords Geographically Sort Low-Income Renters" City & Community 13, no. 4 (2014): 310-340.
Draws on ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews with 20 landlords and 82 residents in Baltimore, examining their engagement with the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, to argue that landlords’ strategic implementations of voucher rules contribute to residential sorting patterns.