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Rahim Kurwa

CLJ Faculty

Criminology, Law, and Justice

Pronouns: He/Him/His


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Assistant Professor

Rahim Kurwa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice and Department of Sociology (by courtesy) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His work is broadly focused on the policing of housing, and he has published scholarship on this topic in Du Bois Review, Housing Policy Debate, City and Community, and Feminist Formations. His book project traces the past century of Black history in Los Angeles' northernmost outpost, known as the Antelope Valley, showing how pre-1968 methods of racial segregation in this region have been replaced today by policing. His other interests include the family implications of the policing of housing assistance, the interrelatedness of policing and segregation, and the history of policing in public housing and its successor programs. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2018.


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Notable Honors

2021, Visiting Scholar, American Bar Foundation

2021, Honoring Our Professor's Excellence (HOPE), University of Illinois CHicago On-Campus Housing

2019, Early Career researcher Award, Surveillance Studies Network