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Rahim Kurwa

CLJ Faculty

Criminology, Law, and Justice

Pronouns: He/Him/His


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4050D BSB


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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. His work is focused on how municipalities utilize policing to reproduce racial segregation in an era governed by fair housing law, the history and consequences of the policing of subsidized housing, and the work of tenants and legal advocates to resist that policing. He is currently writing a manuscript exploring these topics, titled Apartheid’s Afterlives: Policing Black Life in the Antelope Valley. His work has been published in City and Community, Du Bois Review, Feminist Formations, Housing Policy Debate, and Surveillance and Society. He is currently a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation, and serves as the chair of the Poverty, Class, and Inequality Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.


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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