• Research Professor
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Washington

Anna Reosti

  • Research Professor
ABF Researcher

Anna Reosti (she/her) is a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington. Her scholarship addresses the consequences of modern background screening practices for rental housing access and discrimination, as well as the capacity of local innovations in fair housing law to improve housing outcomes for renters with criminal convictions, evictions, and other stigmatizing background records. Professor Reosti’s current research investigates how landlords respond to rental regulation in an era of resurgent tenant organizing. 

Research Focus

Law and inequality in the criminal justice and housing settings; the consequences of tenant screening practices for rental housing access and discrimination; housing search experiences of renters with stigmatizing background records; and landlord responses to rental market regulation.