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Katrin B. Anacker

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Katrin B. Anacker



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

Fax: 703-993-8215



Katrin B. Anacker is an Associate Professor at George Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government. She is the Editor of Housing and Society, the Review Editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, the lead editor of the Routledge Handbook of Housing Policy and Planning (Routledge, 2019), the lead editor of the book Introduction to Housing (University of Georgia Press, 2018), 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. 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 at The Ohio State University.

Areas of Research

  • Housing
  • Urban Policy
  • Race and Ethnicity