Barbara Kiviat

Barbara Kiviat

Doctoral Student in Sociology & Social Policy
Barbara Kiviat
Research Interests: Consumer credit; rental housing; the structure of work; the effects of economic thinking in everyday life.

Barbara Kiviat is a Ph.D. student in Sociology and Social Policy. Her research interests revolve around household finance and public policy. Kiviat holds a B.A. in The Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University, an M.A. in journalism from Columbia University, and an M.P.A. from New York University, where she was a David Bohnett Public Service Fellow. As a research associate at NYU’s Financial Access Initiative, Kiviat helped launch the U.S. Financial Diaries, a longitudinal study of the economic lives of 300 American families. Previously, Kiviat was a staff writer at Time magazine. She has also written for Fortune, Money, The Miami Herald, The Arizona Republic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Reuters, and, among other outlets.

Previous Degrees:

BA, Johns Hopkins University MA, Columbia University MPA, New York University

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