Rachel G. Bratt, a leading expert on the housing and community development sectors, has been named a fellow at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Bratt is a professor at Tufts University, where she served as a chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from 1995 to 2001. She has been on the Tufts’ faculty since 1976.
“We are excited at the prospect of working with Rachel at the Joint Center. She is a distinguished scholar with a strong sense of the very real problems facing underserved communities,” said Nicolas P. Retsinas, director of the Joint Center.
Bratt has published extensively on housing issues. Her work has been in “Housing Studies,” “Housing Policy Debate,” “Urban Affairs Review,” “The Journal of Law and Politics,” and “The Journal of Urban Affairs.” Later this year, Temple University Press will publish her co-edited book “Housing: Foundation of a New Social Agenda.”
Bratt has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Brooklyn College, and received her Ph.D. in urban and regional studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. She is a member of the American Planning Association, the Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the National Neighborhood Coalition, the Planners Network, and the Urban Affairs Association.