Fenaba Rena Addo
Fenaba Rena Addo, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Her research program examines the causes and consequences of debt and wealth inequality with a focus on higher education and family and relationships. Widely published in academic journals and policy outlets, her work on racial disparities in student debt, older Black women and wealth, the Black Middle Class, and the Millennial wealth gap, sheds light on the ways that societal inequalities stem from historical legacies of racial exclusion and discrimination, and how they get reproduced over time. It also highlights the systemic barriers Black women and men face in attaining economic security for their families. She received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University, holds a B.S. in Economics from Duke University, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Postdoctoral Scholar.