Assistant Professor of Public Policy Georgetown University
McCourt School of Public Policy
37th and O Street, Old North 414
Washington, DC 20057
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Rosen’s research interests include urban sociology, ethnography, poverty and inequality, culture, race and ethnicity, social policy, and social theory.
"Horizontal Immobility: How Narratives of Neighborhood Violence Shape Housing Decisions" American Sociological Review 82, no. 2 (2017): 270-296.
Proposes that neighborhoods themselves shape narratives governing residential decision-making.
"Rigging the Rules of the Game: How Landlords Geographically Sort Low-Income Renters" City & Community 13, no. 4 (2014): 310-340.
Draws on ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews with 20 landlords and 82 residents in Baltimore, examining their engagement with the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, to argue that landlords’ strategic implementations of voucher rules contribute to residential sorting patterns.