Liz Ackert

Department of Geography


Liz Ackert is a an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests include racial/ethnic inequality,  immigration, education, health disparities, urban geography, and quantitative methods. Her individual and collaborative work examines explanations for why  racial/ethnic and immigrant-origin groups are unequally distributed across contexts–including schools, neighborhoods, and immigrant destinations–and evaluates  the consequences of this contextual inequality for disparities in outcomes in domains such as education, residential mobility, and health. She is particularly interested in understanding how the attributes of immigrant-receiving contexts, including states, communities, neighborhoods, and schools, influence the educational and health outcomes of children and adolescents of Mexican origin.