Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Maria Rodriguez

Demographic Methods Certificate 2016
Social Work PhD 2016

Maria Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor in the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY), where she is also a research affiliate at the CUNY Center for Demographic Research.

Dr. Rodriguez’s research focuses on the relationships between housing (in)security and inequality in America. Her dissertation project investigated housing security outcomes among Latino families in the Pacific Northwest participating in a federally-sponsored foreclosure mitigation program, National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC). In order to develop the most comprehensive insights, she used three distinct methods of analysis: spatial analysis of Washington State’s 2008-2013 foreclosure data; cutting-edge computer-aided discourse analysis of Congressional and Senate hearing records pertaining to NFMC; and statistical analysis of large datasets covering NFMC’s implementation in one predominantly Latino Washington State community.