Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Elizabeth Ackert

Funded Fellow 2013/2014
Demographic Methods Certificate 2016
Sociology PhD 2015

Elizabeth is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Washington in 2015. Her research interests include racial/ethnic inequality, immigration, education, urban sociology, and quantitative methods.

Elizabeth’s individual and collaborative work examines racial/ethnic differences in exposure to disadvantaged school and neighborhood conditions, and assesses the impact of this contextual inequality on racial/ethnic stratification. She is particularly interested in understanding how the attributes of immigrant-receiving contexts–including states, neighborhoods, and schools–influence¬†the educational and health outcomes of children and adolescents¬†of Mexican origin.