Katrin B. Anacker

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Professor of Public Policy

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-2262
Fax: 703-993-8215
Mason Square, Van Metre Hall, Room 673
3351 Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22201
MS 3B1


Katrin B. Anacker is a Professor at George Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government. She is the Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Urban Affairs, the former Editor of Housing and Society, the co-editor of Suburbia in the 21st Century: From Dreamscape to Nightmare? (Routledge, 2022), the lead editor of the Routledge Handbook of Housing Policy and Planning (Routledge, 2019), the lead editor of Introduction to Housing (University of Georgia Press, 2018), and the editor of 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 Planning Education and Research, the Journal of Urban Affairs, Housing Policy Debate, Housing Studies, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, the International Journal of Housing Policy, and Urban Geography. 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.

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Areas of Research

  • Housing
  • Urban Policy
  • Race and Ethnicity