Jamila Michener, PhD studies poverty, racism, and public policy, with a particular focus on health and housing. Her research investigates the ways public policy and political institutions shape the material and political lives of economically and racially marginalized denizens, as well as the ways members of such groups gain power to affect policy. She is author of the award-winning book, Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics. She is Associate Dean for Public Engagement at the Brooks School of Public Policy, co-director of the Cornell Center for Health Equity, co-director of the Politics of Race, Immigration, Class and Ethnicity (PRICE) research initiative, and board chair of the Cornell Prison Education Program.
To learn more visit: www.jamilamichener.com.