Head shot of Junia Howell
  • Kinder Scholar
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

Junia Howell is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work examines racial and socioeconomic inequality. Utilizing mixed-methods and cross-national comparisons, her past research has illuminated how urban housing and social welfare policies shape neighborhoods and perpetuate opportunity hoarding in white middle-class communities. Additionally, she works on how social scientists can harness the 21st century data revolution to utilize new quantitative techniques to address pressing social inequalities. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Rice University in 2017. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in Social Forces, The Sociological Quarterly, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.