CPRC Seminar - April 19

Columbia Population Research Center

is pleased to invite you to: 

Coming of Age in the Other America"

presented by Stephanie DeLuca

James Coleman Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Policy

John Hopkins University


Thursday, April 19, 2018

11:45pm - 12:45pm

Room 532B

Mailman School of Public Health

722 West 168th Street



Videoconference is available at:

Columbia University School of Social Work, room 1109

1255 Amsterdam Avenue


Registration required at https://cupop.formstack.com/forms/seminar_deluca

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to attend at the Mailman School of Public Health.



Stefanie DeLuca is the James Coleman Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University, and bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Chicago. Her research uses sociological perspectives to inform education and housing policy. She has conducted mixed-methods studies that incorporate qualitative research into experimental or quasi-experimental designs. Some of her work focuses on the long-term effects of programs to help public housing residents relocate to safer neighborhoods and better schools through housing vouchers. Stefanie has just published a book about the children of MTO, as they transition to adulthood in Baltimore, Coming of Age in the Other America (with Susan Clampet-Lundquist and Kathryn Edin), which was named an Outstanding Academic Title from the American Library Association recently won the ASA William F. Goode Award from the American Sociological Association. Stefanie was also awarded a William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Award to study residential mobility, neighborhoods and family life among very poor families in the South. Her work has also been funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Science Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Abell Foundation, the National Academy of Education, the American Educational Research Association and the Department of Education. In March 2006, Stefanie testified in federal court on behalf of the plaintiffs in the Baltimore Thompson v. HUD housing desegregation case, using her research on housing programs as the basis for her testimony. She contributes regularly to national and local media, including the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, Education Week, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Governing and National Public Radio.  Stefanie’s work has been published in academic journals such as Social Forces, Sociology of Education, Journal of Public Policy Analysis and Management, Annual Review of Sociology, City and Community, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Teachers College Record, Social Science Research, Housing Policy Debate, American Educational Research Journal and Demography and she has presented her work as part of an exhibit at the National Museum of American History. She previously served on a MacArthur Foundation research network on the effects of housing on young children, is a fellow at The Century Foundation, and is a member of the policy advisory board at The Reinvestment Fund. She was recently named Scholar of the Year by the National Alliance of Resident Services in Assisted and Affordable Housing. 

For additional information regarding the Spring 2018 CPRC Seminar Series please visit: http://cupop.columbia.edu/events/seminar-series/cprc-seminars