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Rodriguez, Maria Y. | MSW | PhD

Assistant Professor
Phone: (212) 396-7781
Office: 441
Email: mr3284@hunter.cuny.edu
Areas of Expertise:
Housing – Federal housing policy, affordable housing, homeownership, Latino housing market participation
Demography
Social policy (macro and micro levels)
Community organizing
Data science
Mixed research methods

Education:
Ph.D., University of Washington, School of Social Work
M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice

Courses:
Social Welfare Policy and Services I
Community Organizing II

Scholarship


Rodriguez, Maria Y. (2014). “¿Podemos Darnos el Lujo del Sueño Americano? Can we afford the American Dream?” University of Minnesota: Hubert Project. Url: http://www.hubertproject.org/hubert-material/354/.

Rodriguez, M. Y. Policy Process Theory in the Age of Big Data: Applying data science methods to the study of the policy process. [Under Review]

Baker-Castro, A. & Rodriguez, M.Y. Capturing Meaning and Impact in Real-Time: Mixed Methods and Supervised Machine Learning in Big Data Policy Analysis [Under Review]

Ostrow, L., Rodriguez, M.Y., & Kemp, S.P. Scaling Up Social Problems. [In Process]

Rodriguez, M. Y. Does Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling with Low-Income Latino/a households Successfully Mitigate Foreclosure? [In Process]


Research



Dr. Rodriguez’ current research focuses on three main areas:

  • Federal Foreclosure Mitigation Policy development and implementation

  • Supervised machine learning applications for policy analysis and mixed-methods research

  • Twitter as a community organizing platform; social justice narratives on Twitter