Ann Owens received her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University in 2012. Her teaching and research interests include urban sociology, sociology of education, social stratification and inequality, social policy, and sociological research methods. Her dissertation examined the implications of housing policy for neighborhood poverty in the U.S. from 1977 to 2008. Ann was a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality in 2012-13.
Currently, Ann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California.