Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Alexa Eisenberg is a postdoctoral research fellow with Poverty Solutions. Their research has focused on the injustice of racialized housing policies, financialization, and austerity – especially as these structures manifest through mass tax foreclosures, evictions, speculative bulk-buying, and slum-lording. They have years of experience integrating interview data, administrative property records, and community-based knowledge to understand how the implementation and enforcement of housing policies impacts housing and health justice in Detroit. Their current work seeks to provide evidence, interactive data tools, and public education materials for housing advocates and organizers to resist systematic displacement and make housing a human right. Eisenberg worked as a graduate student researcher with Poverty Solutions and trained as a public health demographer with the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center. Eisenberg holds a PhD in public health from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from the University of Miami.