Biography

Niki Dickerson vonLockette (Ph.D. Sociology, University of Michigan) is Associate Professor of Labor and Employment Relations and Sociology. Her work examines the impact of residential segregation on unemployment and wages for blacks and Latinos in metropolitan areas (Economic Geography, City and Community), and the effects of workplace occupational segregation on worker attitudes (Work and Occupations). The National Academy of Science awarded her a HUD post-doctoral fellowship to study the impact of residential segregation on the race gap in unemployment. She has served as consultant for the U.S. Departments of Labor and Commerce and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Research Interests

Race and Labor Market Inequality; Residential Segregation and Emloyment; Race and Gender Occupational Segregation; Work and Diversity

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2003
  • M.A., Sociology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998
  • B.A., Sociology and Music, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, 1993