Fenaba Addo
Published February 8, 2023

Fenaba Addo is an associate professor of public policy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research looks at the causes and consequences of debt and wealth inequality in the contexts of higher education, family and relationships. Addo’s published work examines student debt, older Black women, the Black middle class and the Millennial wealth gap. She is co-author of A Dream Defaulted: The Student Loan Crisis Among Black Borrowers (2022).

Addo serves as a faculty affiliate of the Carolina Population Center, a group of fellows that researches population dynamics, fertility, health, mortality, migration and the environment. She is also an adjunct associate professor of sociology and African, African American and Diaspora Studies. 

She received her master’s of science and Ph.D. in policy analysis and management from Cornell University. She holds a bachelor’s of science in economics from Duke University.

A Black woman wearing a navy blouse and glasses.

Photo courtesy of Addo

Pronouns: she/her

Expertise: Public policy, policy analysis, economics, student debt, Millennial wealth gap, debt and wealth inequality 

Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.

Email: faddo@email.unc.edu

Twitter: @FenabaAddo

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