Grad Students

Rahim Kurwa



Contact Information

Email    rahim.kurwa@gmail.com
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Dissertation: Grounds for Eviction: Race, Mobility, and Policing in the Antelope Valley

Fields of Study

Race, Segregation, Federal Housing Policy, Urban Sociology

Publications

Kurwa, Rahim. “Deconcentration without Integration: Examining the Social Outcomes of Housing Choice Voucher Movement in Los Angeles County.” City & Community. 14(4), 364-391. 

Grants and Awards

FELLOWSHIPS

2017

Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA

Hoffenberg Fellowship, UCLA Center for American Politics & Public Policy 

2016

Bunche Center for African American Studies Graduate Fellowship, UCLA

2013

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA 

2012 

Graduate Research Mentorship, UCLA 

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA 

2011

Charles F. Scott Fellowship, UCLA 

Departmental Summer Funding Award, UCLA

AWARDS

2015

Best Student Paper, Poverty, Class, and Inequality Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems

2014

Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

2013

High Distinction, Urban Sociology Field Exam

2011

Thought and Action Award, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment 

Conference Presentations

2017

How Race and Poverty Have Driven Changes in Housing Voucher Distributions Since the Great Recession. American Sociological Association, Montreal

From Racial Resentment to Racial Rejection: How Local Residents Veto Voucher Movement to their Neighborhoods. Urban Affairs Association, Minneapolis

2016

Housing and Inequality in America - 1910-2010. Policy, Planning, and Development 357: Government and Business. University of Southern, California, Price School of Public Policy, Los Angeles (Invited)

Geographic Mobility and the Persistence of Racial Residential Inequality. Society for the Study of Social Problems, Seattle

2015

Housing Vouchers and the Re-Concentration of Poverty in Suburbs. Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chicago

2014

The Social Experiences of Tenants in the New Age of Public Housing: Comparing Outcomes in the Voucher Program to Findings in Mixed-Income Developments. Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco

2013

De-segregation and the Persistence of Inequality. Critical Ethnic Studies Association, Chicago

Barriers to Integration for Section 8 Voucher Users in Los Angeles County. American Sociological Association, New York 

Advisors

Rob Mare, Darnell Hunt, Vilma Ortiz, Michael Stoll

Degrees

C.Phil. Sociology, UCLA, 2014

M.A. Sociology, UCLA 2012

M.A. Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Columbia University, 2010

B.A. Political Science, 2008