Faculty Conversation: Race, Housing, and Policing with Rahim Kurwa and Ian Kennedy
CLJ x Sociology Faculty Conversation Series
November 29, 2023
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Join us in a conversation with Rahim Kurwa (Criminology, Law, and Justice) and Ian Kennedy (Sociology) about housing discrimination and evictions. Dr. Kennedy will discuss an audit story of landlord responses to potential tenants with and without felony convictions, as well as a study of rental ads and background checks. Dr. Kurwa will discuss collaborative research with grad students on the barriers that tenants face when trying to avoid eviction from subsidized housing.
Rahim Kurwa is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Justice. His work focuses on the policing of housing, and the people and movements resisting it. Currently he is finishing a book titled Indefensible Spaces: The Struggle for Home at the Edge of Los Angeles.
Ian Kennedy is a computational social scientist and Assistant Professor of Sociology working at the intersection of race, digital platforms, and text analysis. They received their PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington.
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