Eva Rosen is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and serves as a Faculty Advisor for the Baker Center. A sociologist by training, Rosen studies poverty and housing policy American cities. She is currently working on a book examining recent changes in American housing assistance that have transformed the landscape of ghetto poverty from high-rise public housing to a voucher system where the poor are housed in the private market. Her ethnography of a Baltimore neighborhood studies the residential decisions and everyday lives of homeowners, renters, and the landlords who house them, in contexts of scarcity, violence, and instability.
Rosen has published papers in academic journals including the American Sociological Review, City & Community, The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, and The Annual Review of Law and Social Science. She is a member of the Scholar Strategy Network. Rosen’s work has been funded by: The National Science Foundation, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The Joint Center for Housing Studies, The Furman Center, and The Harvard Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy.