Senior Research Associate
The Urban Institute
Dr. Maria-Rosario Jackson is a senior research associate and director of the Urban Institute's Culture, Creativity and Communities Program. Dr. Jackson's research focuses on urban policy, urban poverty, community planning, the role of arts and culture in community building processes and the politics of race, ethnicity and gender in urban settings. Dr. Jackson earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and a doctorate in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.