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Anna Rhodes is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rice University. She received her PhD in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University. Her research combines the sociology of education and urban sociology to investigate the dynamic relationship between residential and educational inequality. She examines the intersection of families’ school and residential choices, exploring the role of housing, neighborhood, and school contexts on children’s educational opportunities and outcomes. Her current projects examine how poor families sort into neighborhoods and schools across different metropolitan areas, and the social processes through which children are influenced by their residential and educational contexts. Dr. Rhodes has recently published work in the American Educational Research Journal, Evaluation Review, and in the edited volume “Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools.”