Institute of Urban Policy

2012 Through 2014

Bridge over troubled waters: Meeting the mental health needs of black students

December 2, 2014 Kevin Cokley, Brettjet Cody, Leann Smith, Samuel Beasley, I.S. Keino Miller, Ashley Hurst, Olufunke Awosogba, Steven Stone and Stacey Jackson


Outlier: The Case of Austin's Declining African-American Population 

May 8, 2014 Eric Tang, PhD, Chunhui Ren, PhD


A Stagnant Minimum Wage: A Form of Modern-Day Slavery

April 11, 2014 Shetal Vohra-Gupta, PhD, Kathryn A. Freeman, JD

Post-Legislative Session Reports  

Personal Finance

October 21, 2013, Kathryn A. Freeman, JD, Victor O. Obaseki, JD, Seth A. Kessler, MPA 

Primary and Secondary Education

September 25, 2013 Victor O. Obaseki, JD, Seth A. Kessler, MPA, Kathryn A. Freeman, JD

Health and Human Services

September 25, 2013 Victor O. Obaseki, JD, Seth A. Kessler, MPA, Kathryn A. Freeman, JD

Lives of Blacks in Texas Series

The Lives of Blacks In Texas: Housing Conditions

August 1, 2013 Shetal Vohra-Gupta, PhD, Seth A. Kessler, MPA, Chunhui Ren, Jennifer Alexander, Jemel Aguliar, PhD.

The Lives of Blacks in Texas: Income and Poverty

March 30, 2013 Shetal Vohra-Gupta, PhD, Jemel Aguilar, PhD, Chunhui Ren, Jennifer Alexander

The Lives of Blacks in Texas: Demographic Trends in the African American Population, 1950-2010

November 1, 2012 Shetal Vohra-Gupta, PhD, Jemel P, Aguilar, PhD, Jennifer Alexander, Chunhui Ren, PhD


Mental Health Education in African American Divinity/Theology Schools

March 1, 2013 Albert Tompkins, PhD, King Davis, PhD


Do Vouchers Create More Inequality? Lessons from Universal Implementations in Chile

November 19, 2012 Jaime Portales, PhD, Julian Vasquez Heilig, PhD


Women of Color and Minimum Wage: A Policy of Racial, Gender, and Economic Discrimination

November 1, 2012 by Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Ph.D. 


HIV Testing in State Prisons: A Call for Provider-Initiated Routine HIV Screening Policy

October 1, 2012 by Jemel P. Aguilar, Ph.D., Research Associate


Is Texas Leading Its Peers and the Nation? A Decadal Analysis of Educational Data

September 2012 by Julian Vasquez Heilig, Ph.D., Su Jin Jez, Ph.D., and Richard Reddick, Ed.D.


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