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Anita Zuberi

Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Sociology

519 College Hall
Phone: 412.396.4712
zuberia@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2009
M.A., Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2006
B.A., Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, 2000
Bio

Dr. Anita Zuberi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Duquesne University. Her research lies at the intersection of urban poverty, racial inequality, and social policy, with a particular focus on the role of the neighborhood context in shaping the health and well-being of low-income families. Her current projects involve a mix of methodological approaches, including community based participatory research (CBPR), qualitative data analyses, spatial analyses of local neighborhood data, and multi-level models using longitudinal surveys. She recently received a grant from the Center for Community Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) at Duquesne to begin a new study, "The Other Side of the Story: Exploring the Experiences of Housing Choice Voucher Landlords as a way to improve the stability of Low-Income Households and Communities."

Recent Publications and Grants

Full list of publications at Google Scholar

Zuberi, Anita. "Feeling Safe in a Dangerous Place: Exploring the Neighborhood Safety Perceptions of a Sample of Low-Income African American Youth" (In press; published on-line 2016). Journal of Adolescent Research. DOI: 10.1177/0743558416684948

Zuberi, Anita & Samantha Teixeira. (2017). "Child Health in Low Income Neighborhoods: The Unexpected Relationship with Neighborhood Disorder and Other Aspects of Distress." Journal of Community Psychology, 45(4): 459-472. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21858

Teixeira, Samantha, & Anita Zuberi. (2016). "Mapping the racial inequality in place: Using youth perceptions to identify unequal exposure to neighborhood environmental hazards." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(9): 844-858. DOI:10.3390/ijerph13090844

Zuberi, Anita, Waverly Duck, Bob Gradeck, & Richard Hopkinson. (2016). "Neighborhoods, Race, and Health: Examining the Relationship between Neighborhood Distress and Birth Outcomes in Pittsburgh." Journal of Urban Affairs, 38(4): 546-563. DOI: 10.1111/juaf.12261

Zuberi, Anita, Rick Hopkinson, Bob Gradeck, & Waverly Duck. (2015)."The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Distress and Health Study: Neighborhood Profiles."

Ohmer, Mary, Samantha Teixeira, Jamie Booth, Anita Zuberi, & Demi Kolke. (2016). "Preventing Violence in Disadvantaged Communities: Strategies for Building Collective Efficacy and Improving Community Health." Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 26(7-8): 606-621. DOI: 10.1080/10911359.2016.1238804

Grants:

2016-2018: Center for Community Engaged Teaching and Research, Duquesne University,
Seed Funding for Community Engaged Research ($19,926). The Other Side of the Story: Exploring the Experiences of Housing Choice Voucher Landlords as a way to improve the stability of Low-Income Households and Communities. (Principal Investigator)

2013-15: Annie E. Casey Foundation's Making Connections Research Scholar Award ($7,500) Low-Income Neighborhoods and Health: Assessing the Influence of Physical and Social Neighborhood Conditions on Child Health (Principal Investigator)

Courses

SOCI 101 - Survey of Sociology
SOCI 106 - Social Problems and Social Policy
SOCI 201 - Sociological Methods I
SOCI 219 - Introduction to Human Services