Ann Owens is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California. She is a faculty affiliate at the Spatial Sciences Institute, the Population Research Center, and the Children's Data NetworkHer teaching and research interests include urban sociology, sociology of education, social stratification and inequality, social policy, and sociological research methods. 

Ann received her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University in 2012 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality in 2012-13