Our very own Julia Harten, Assistant Professor here at SCARP, has received the Henry Reining Award from the University of Southern California's Sol Price School of Public Policy.
This annual award recognizes the best dissertation written in public policy and management. Julia was recognized by the Reining award for her dissertation, "Crowded with Potential: Housing and Social Mobility Strategies Among China’s Educated Migrants".
In Julia's academic work, she leverages innovative data strategies for the study of housing and socio-spatial inequality, focusing on the housing strategies of marginalized people and the role of cities and housing for social mobility. It feels like quite recently we congratulated her for receiving the ACSP 2020 Student Award. For this work, in pursuit of this dissertation, to ensure the best-informed perspective, Julia invested ten years learning Chinese language and culture.
Annette Kim, Ph.D., Associate Professor USC's Sol Price School of Public Policy, described this dissertation as "remarkable in its breadth, methodological innovations, and significance for the literature".
Congratulations Julia Harten!