Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Dania V. Francis is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her current research involves using experimental and quasi-experimental methods to identify structural causes of racial and socioeconomic academic achievement gaps. More broadly, her research interests include examining racial and socioeconomic disparities in education, wealth accumulation, and labor markets. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in public policy from Duke University, an M.A. in economics from Harvard University, and her B.A. in economics from Smith College.