Grad Students

Rahim Kurwa

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Fields of Study

Segregation, Discrimination, Federal Housing Policy, Urban Sociology


Kurwa, Rahim. ”De-segregation without Integration: Examining the Outcomes of Section 8 Housing Voucher Movement in Los Angeles County.” Forthcoming in City and Community 

Grants and Awards

2015 Student Paper Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems (Poverty, Class, Inequality Division)

2014 Teaching Award, UCLA Department of Sociology

2013 High Distinction, Urban Sociology Field Exam

2013 UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship

2012 UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship

2012 UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship

2011 UCLA Charles F. Scott Fellowship

2011 Departmental Summer Funding Award

2011 UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Thought and Action Award

2009 Dean’s Tuition Scholarship, Columbia University

2009 Research Methods in Social Work Scholarship, Columbia University

Conference Presentations

“The Social Experiences of Tenants in the New Age of Public Housing: Comparing Outcomes in the Voucher Program to Findings in Mixed-Income Developments,” Presented at the 2014 Society for the Study of Social Problems Conference, San Francisco. 

“De-Segregation and the Persistence of Inequality” Rahim Kurwa. Accepted at the 2013 Critical Ethnic Studies Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

“Barriers to Integration among Section 8 Voucher Users in Los Angeles County“ Rahim Kurwa. Presented at the 2013 Annual American Sociological Association meetings in New York, New York.


Rob Mare, Darnell Hunt, Vilma Ortiz, Michael Stoll


C.Phil. Sociology, UCLA, 2014

M.A. Sociology, UCLA 2012

M.A. Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Columbia University, 2010

B.A. Political Science, 2008