Head shot of Elizabeth Korver-Glenn
  • Kinder Scholar
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of New Mexico

Elizabeth Korver-Glenn is an assistant professor in the department of sociology at the University of New Mexico.

Her research, which has won awards from the American Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems, examines how apparently race-neutral mechanisms perpetuate racial inequality in contemporary urban contexts. She is especially interested in how inequality persists in housing and rental markets, with reverberating effects for wealth accumulation and education. Currently, she is working on several solo and collaborative projects that address these issues.

As a Kinder Scholar, Korver-Glenn will investigate the conditions that enable racial stereotypes and discrimination to persist in Houston’s urban housing market, with a specific focus on the appraisal industry. She will also begin a mixed-methods study looking at the extent to which physical barriers shape segregation patterns in Houston and how these patterns are experienced on the ground by residents.

Korver-Glenn received her Ph.D. in sociology from Rice University. Her research has been published or is forthcoming in Social Currents, Qualitative Sociology, City & Community and Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, among others.