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Niki Dickerson vonLockette, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Public Policy and African American Studies at Penn State. 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. She has contributed to the New York Times’ debates on low-wage workers. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Michigan.

Presenting at the Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, D.C.

Click here to read my "Room for Debate" piece on immigrant nail salon workers in the New York Times

Recent Talks by Dr. vonLockette

Race and COVID-19

WPSU Conversations Live discussion of

Federal Reserve Talk

Federal Reserve Bank Board of Governors' Conference. "Uneven Outcome in the Labor Market: Understanding Trends and Identifying Solutions"

PSU Alumni Presentation

"Inclusion in the Work Place"

10/28/20 12PM EST

COVID-19 Racial Disparities Presentation

Penn State School of Public Policy

Policy and Pandemic Series

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