Luisa Godinez-Puig
Luisa Godinez-Puig
Equity Scholar
Research Associate
Office of Race and Equity Research
Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population
I strongly believe that local governments have a unique position to influence citizens’ daily lives. I am keen to work for a think tank that shares my values and passion for defending the basic rights of the most vulnerable.

Luisa Godinez Puig is an equity scholar working in three policy centers at Urban: the Tax Policy Center; the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population; and the Office of Race & Equity Research. Before joining Urban, she worked as a doctoral fellow at the Initiative on Cities and the Center for Antiracist Research (both at Boston University), she was a consultant for the City of Boston, and she was a research consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank and the Organization of American States in Washington, DC. Her work has been published in Urban Affairs ReviewPublic Health Reports, the Journal of Ethnopolitics and the Monkey Cage blog of the Washington Post.

Luisa focuses on studying various instances of intersection between urban politics and race and ethnicity. This includes analyzing the politics and policy consequences behind government fragmentation from an equity perspective,studying local finance from a race and ethnicity lens, identifying data gaps and data collection deficiencies on race and ethnicity across policy areas, and studying various forms of political participation at the local level.

Luisa holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in political science from Boston University, a master of laws degree from the University of Chicago, and a law degree (juris doctor equivalent) from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Research Areas
State and local finance
Immigrants and immigration