Junia Howell

Areas of Interest: 
Urban Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Inequality and Mobility, Quantitative Methodology


Junia Howell is a PhD candidate in Sociology (PhD expected May 2017). Her research explores the structural conditions within cities that perpetuate generational poverty. Specifically, her dissertation pulls together German and U.S. longitudinal data from over 100 sources to examine how the distinct social dynamics in these two countries have shaped residents' intergenerational mobility. To learn more about Junia’s dissertation and her other work, download her CV, visit her website, or email her.

Howell, Junia and Michael Emerson. forthcoming. So What ‘Should’ We Use? Evaluating the Impact of Five Racial Measures on Markers of Social Inequality.  Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. DOI: 10.1177/2332649216648465

Timberlake, Jeffrey M., Junia Howell, Amy Baumann Grau, and Rhys H. Williams. 2015. Who ‘They’ Are Matters: Effects of Immigrant Stereotypes on Public Assessments of the Impact of Immigration.”  The Sociological Quarterly. 56 (2): 267-299. DOI: 10.1111/tsq.12076

Teaching Experiences
Social Statistics; Instructor, 2016
Quantitative Data Analysis I;Teaching Assistant, 2015
Marginalized Urban Population; Teaching Assistant, 2013
Inequality and Urban Life;Teaching Assistant, 2013
Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance and the Center for Civic Research and
      Design;Mentor, 2014, 2016  


Junia Howell
PhD Candidate