Sarah Mawhorter

Visiting Research Fellow, Aging Studies Institute

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Curriculum Vitae


Sarah Mawhorter is a Visiting Scholar at the Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute and Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. She holds a PhD in Urban Planning and Development and a Master of Planning from the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History from Carleton College. Before coming to Syracuse University, she worked at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sarah studies housing affordability, with a focus on the housing trajectories of both younger and older adults. She investigates the demographic forces that shape the housing market, particularly the ways in which regional population shifts and housing supply constraints contribute to neighborhood change. Much of her research concerns the flexibility of the housing supply to meet changing housing needs. She combines methods from urban economics, demography, geography, and sociology in her research.