COVID-19 Racial Disparities Presentation

Penn State School of Public Policy

Policy and Pandemic Series

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


Niki Dickerson vonLockette (Ph.D. Sociology, University of Michigan) is Associate Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Penn State. She is book reviews co-editor for ASA’s City and Community. 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.

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