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Joan Maya Mazelis

Associate Professor of Sociology
Joan Maya Mazelis

Phone: 856-225-6468
Online bio:

Mazelis is the author of Surviving Poverty: Creating Sustainable Ties among the Poor (NYU Press, 2017). She is also conducting research on the role of student loan debt in the college experience and future aspirations and expectations of graduating seniors.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Urban poverty (specifically Philadelphia)
  • Income inequality
  • Welfare and related public policies