From Homelessness to PhD-Palmer 230
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Sat
Antoine Lovell, Ph.D., MSW, MPA is a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Social Policy and Practice. Dr. Lovell is social policy researcher studying how race and racism impact public policymaking and administration —through a social justice lens. His program of research focuses on understanding how to improve the use of scientific evidence to inform government action surrounding homelessness among children and young adults. In particular, his work seeks to better center the lived experiences of those without homes and residents in public housing in the research literature by engaging in community participatory action research and developing strategies to support the voices of vulnerable citizenry. His work draws upon his mixed methods training as well as lived experience as a legislative staff member with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the New York City Council, a non-profit executive, as well as someone who experienced homelessness as a child.
Dr. Lovell has previously taught at a number of universities, including: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, New York University, Silver School of Social Work and Columbia University School of Social Work. He has been invited to moderate and present on panels dedicated to exploring the intersection between race, racism and housing instability. His work has been published in Urban Social Work and Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research.
Dr. Lovell’s research was funded by the William T. Grant Foundation to review federal and state housing policies use of research in the context of developmental and racial equity; to experimentally test framing of scientific evidence on housing with policy audiences. This funding seeks to test the effectiveness of such an approach for improving the use of evidence in policymaking, known as the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC). This model supports productive researcher-policymaker interactions—particularly related to preventing youth homelessness.