Ofronama Biu
Ofronama Biu
Senior Research Associate
Income and Benefits Policy Center
Office of Race and Equity Research

Ofronama Biu is a senior research associate in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she is a member of the Building America’s Workforce cross-center initiative and is affiliated with the Racial Equity Analytics Lab.

Biu has spent the past five years in senior research roles, using both quantitative and qualitative methods to explore racial and gender stratification in the economy, including occupational crowding and alternative work, race and gender disparities in workplace experiences, and workforce development.

Biu has extensive experience in project management, partnership building, employer engagement, and direct service to youth and young adults and college students. She is a research affiliate with the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy at the New School. She was previously a nonteaching adjunct with the City University of New York School of Labor and Urban Studies as well as an adjunct with the City College of New York.

Biu has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University, a master of public administration degree in public and nonprofit management and policy from New York University, and a doctorate in public and urban policy from the New School.

Research Areas
Economic mobility and inequality
Race, gender, class, and ethnicity
Income and wealth distribution
Beyond high school: education and training
Job markets and labor force