Equity, Justice, and Human Flourishing​​

Poverty Summit - February 19, 2021

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Kathy Sullivan
Senior Assistant Director

IGPA engages a wide range of policy-oriented faculty across the University System who collaborate within focused working groups. Each of these groups is comprised of dozens of faculty researchers representing each of the three System universities. As questions arise in both the public sphere and academia, IGPA scholars use the latest research methods and work together to evaluate current affairs, ask tough questions, and identify possible solutions.

Members of this working group engage in research and formulate policies promoting justice, inclusion, equity, and fullest life chances, through innovative and often interdisciplinary lenses.

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Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Sage Kim

Associate Professor, School of Public Health | University of Illinois Chicago

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Robin Fretwell Wilson

Director, Institute of Government and Public Affairs; Professor, Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law, College of Law | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Women’s Housing Precarity During and Beyond COVID-19

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COVID-19 has amplified gendered disparities in caregiving, work, and housing in the United States. This Policy Spotlight brings together the latest research and data to discuss the intersection of these disparities with regard to the anticipated eviction crisis in Illinois. Housing insecurity and potential evictions will affect thousands of Illinois single-parent households, most of whom are female-headed, and disproportionately Black and Latino....

Working group members

Nathan Castillo

Affiliation Assistant Professor, College of Education | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Joseph Cheng

Affiliation Research Professor and Director of Special Projects, Gies School of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Judith Cook

Affiliation Professor and Director of the Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine | University of Illinois Chicago

Jacinda Dariotis

Affiliation Pampered Chef, Ltd., Endowed Chair in Family Resiliency, Professor and Director of the Family Resiliency Center | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Tamara Fuller

Affiliation Research Associate Professor and Director of the Children and Family Research Center, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Rosalba Hernandez

Affiliation Associate Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jan Kitajewski

Affiliation Sweeney Professor of Basic Sciences and Head, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, College of Medicine | University of Illinois Chicago

Jonathan Klein

Affiliation Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and the Savithri and Samuel Raj Professor of Pediatrics, Executive Vice-head of the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine | University of Illinois Chicago

Brenda Koester

Affiliation Associate Director, Family Resiliency Center | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Amanda Lewis

Affiliation Distinguished Professor and Director of Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Chicago

Phoenix Matthews

Affiliation Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion and Professor, Department of Population Health Nursing Science, College of Nursing | University of Illinois Chicago

Brian Ogolsky

Affiliation Associate Professor, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Tara Powell

Affiliation Associate Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Brent Roberts

Affiliation Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Arden Rowell

Affiliation Professor, College of Law | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Anne Silvis

Affiliation Assistant Dean and Program Leader, Community and Economic Development | University of Illinois Extension

P. S. Sriraj

Affiliation Research Associate Professor and Director of the Urban Transportation Center, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago

James Swartz

Affiliation Professor, College of Social Work, Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Health Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago

Nikolas Theodore

Affiliation Professor and Head, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago

Kate Wegmann

Affiliation Associate Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Stevan Weine

Affiliation Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Director of the Center for Global Health, College of Medicine | University of Illinois Chicago