Rahim Kurwa

Associate Professor; Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice

Research Focus: The intersection of policing and residential segregation


  • 2018 Graduate Student Paper Award, Racial and Ethnic Minorities Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • 2018 Honorable Mention, Graduate Student Paper Award, Community and Urban Sociology Section, American Sociological Association

Rahim’s book project, "Grounds for Eviction: Race, Mobility, and Policing in the Antelope Valley" examines how a suburban Los Angeles community has used criminalization and policing to evict Black voucher renters moving into historically white neighborhoods. A second project will trace the relationship between policing and public housing and examine policing's role in the lives of tenants and the fate of the program.