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Niki vonLockette

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Niki vonLockette

Niki vonLockette

Associate Professor of Public Policy and African American Studies
327 Willard Building
(814) 865-5672
Area(s) of Specialization: and Social Inequality, Economic, Education, Geography and the Environment, Health, Language and Literature, Medicine

Professional Bio

Niki vonLockette (Ph.D. Sociology, University of Michigan) is Associate Professor of Public Policy and African American Studies. Her work examines the impact of residential segregation on unemployment and wages for blacks and Latinos in metropolitan areas (Economic Geography, City and Community), and the effects of workplace occupational segregation on worker attitudes (Work and Occupations). The National Academy of Science awarded her a HUD post-doctoral fellowship to study the impact of residential segregation on the race gap in unemployment. She has served as consultant for the U.S. Departments of Labor and Commerce and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Niki vonLockette