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Spelman Sloan Speaker Series

Spelman Sloan Speaker Miesha J. Williams, Ph.D.

Friday, July 2, 2021 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

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  • Virtually via Zoom

Spelman Sloan Speaker Miesha WilliamsMiesha J. Williams, Ph.D., is academic program director and assistant professor of economics at Morehouse College and serves on the campus’ Budget Committee and the Advisory Board of the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership and Faculty Council. She is also a research associate of the University of New Orleans Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy, and a board member of the National Economic Association. 

Dr. Williams obtained her Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts Economics from the University of Alabama in 2014 and 2010, respectively.  Her research examines the macroeconomics policy and institutional development issues in African countries and in the United States. She has written papers on the fiscal and monetary policy issues in African countries; the institutional issues including lending practices and reparations in African countries; the impact of monetary policy on Blacks since the Great Recession; and crime and recidivism.

Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Empirical Economics Letters, The American Economist, Enterprise Development and Microfinance, Journal of Economics Race and Policy, as well as Review of Black Political Economy. She was awarded the 2018 Vulcan Award for teaching excellence.  As a faculty leader and mentor, she has traveled to Liberia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Thailand, and Hong Kong.


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Past Events

Spelman Sloan Speaker Robynn J.A. Cox

  • Dates: 25 – 25 Jun, 2021
  • How to find us: Virtually via Zoom
Spelman Sloan Speaker Robynn Cox Robynn J.A. Cox, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California's Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and a faculty affiliate at the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging and the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. Prior to her appointment at USC, Dr. Cox was an assistant professor of economics at Spelman College. She earned her master’s degree and doctorate in economics from Georgia State University, where she was awarded the Andrew Young Fellowship.

Dr. Cox's research interests include the fields of crime, health, labor, housing, food insecurity, and social and racial inequality. She is primarily an inequality researcher who is concerned with understanding the social and economic consequences of criminal justice policies in general, and mass incarceration in particular. Her work purports that there are seven dimensions of housing insecurity: housing stability, housing affordability, housing safety, housing quality, neighborhood safety, neighborhood quality, and homelessness.

Dr. Cox has published in various academic and policy outlets such as Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Neuropharmacology, Justice Quarterly, Research on Social Work Practice (in press), Cityscape, Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging, Journal of Labor Research, Southern Economic Journal, and Review of Black Political Economy.

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