Lisa Lucile Owens

Lisa Lucile Owens


Notes on the use of Surveillance in Public Housing

Dissertation Review Committee

Research Interests


Lisa Lucile Owens received her Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia in 2020 and her J.D. from Boston College in 2012.  As a scholar of inequality, her research explores housing, technology, gender, race, class, religion, law, and the American South.  She is currently writing a book on housing inequality and the dismantling of the social safety net (under peer review).  Her work has also been published or is forthcoming in Sociological Methodology, Critical Sociology, the Fordham Urban Law Review, the Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Boston Review.


M.Phil. Columbia University

M.A. Columbia University

LL.M., Banking and Financial Law, Boston University

J.D. Boston College Law School

B.A. Birmingham-Southern College


Justice and Warfare in Cyberspace - The Boston Review (2015)
The Vultures of Wall Street: The Financial Firms that Prey on Sovereign Debt - The Boston Review (2014), Co-authored with Saskia Sassen
Coerced Parenthood as Family Policy: Feminism, the Moral of Women, and Men's "Right to Choose" - Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review (2013)


TA, Senior Thesis Course

TA, The Social World (Introduction to Sociology)

TA, Global Urbanism

RA, Saskia Sassen