Erin Devorah Rapoport

Project Associate

Erin Devorah Rapoport is a Project Associate at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, where she works on mixed methods and qualitative studies in the areas of early childhood and youth development. Rapoport has served as a project manager on a number of projects and has made research contributions in study design, data collection, and analysis. In addition, Rapoport has contributed to presentations and written reports targeted to various audiences, including academics, practitioners, funders, and other decision makers. She is experienced in qualitative methods, including conducting and analyzing observations and interviews with diverse populations, as well as in descriptive quantitative analyses. She is passionate about helping decision makers improve programs and policies to address social disparities and inequities.

Previously, Rapoport managed a research team at the University of Chicago, investigating the instability of low-wage retail work schedules and effects on workers and their families. She was previously a social worker and Child Advocate for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, where she visited and advocated for unaccompanied minors in immigration detention. In that role, she helped establish a new office in Texas, near the Mexican border. Rapoport has also worked as a Research Assistant for the University of Chicago, the Office of the Inspector General for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and the University of British Columbia.

Rapoport holds a Master of Arts in Social Work from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of British Columbia.

Master of Arts in Social Work, University of Chicago; Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies, University of British Columbia

Rapoport, E., Schlecht, C., & Lansing, J. (2017, November). More than a paycheck: How a summer youth employment program helps emerging adults become change-makers of their own trajectories. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Washington, DC.

Rapoport, E., & Ge, L. (2013, June). Is Gary getting its fair share? Presentation to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Chicago, IL.

Bouris, A., Rapoport, E., Dekleva, A., Acosta, S., & Perez, B. (2013, January). Familial, social and cultural influences on HIV risk and prevention among Latino men who have sex with men. Presented at the 17th Annual Conferences of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Diego, CA.

Rapoport, E. (2009, March). Ru’kotz’i’j Tinaamit, a Mayan beauty pageant in San Juan la Laguna. Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting for the Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM.