Katrin B. Anacker

Associate Professor of Public Policy


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3351 Fairfax Dr., MS 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Curriculum Vita
Recent Scholarship



Katrin B. Anacker is an Associate Professor at George Mason’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs. She is the North American Editor of the International Journal of Housing Policy, the Review Editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, the lead editor of the book Introduction to Housing (University of Georgia Press, 2017), and the editor of the book The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis (Ashgate, 2015). Her research interests are housing, housing and urban policy, race and public policy, real estate markets, economic demographics, statistical methods, qualitative methods, and research writing.

Dr. Anacker’s work has been published in the Journal of Urban Affairs, Housing Policy Debate, Housing Studies, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, the International Journal of Housing Policy, Urban Geography, and Housing and Society. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Urban Land Institute, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis at The Ohio State University, the University of Maryland, College Park, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the Long Island Community Foundation, Lambda Alpha International, and the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy.

Professor Anacker, a U.S. citizen, received a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University in 2006. Before joining GMU she was a Post Doctoral Fellow and Research Assistant Professor at the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech in Alexandria, VA where she served as Co-Editor of the academic journal Housing Policy Debate. She was also a Fulbright Fellow in 1997/98 at The Ohio State University.

Areas of Research

  • Housing
  • Urban Policy
  • Race and Ethnicity


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