Annika Olson

Annika Olson is the assistant director of policy research at the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas at Austin and a Public Voices Fellow of The OpEd Project.

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I May Never Have a Good Answer to the Age-Old Question, ‘Where Are You From?’

“Moving around a lot is hard. Then you have 10 places to not call home.”…

An Ode to Friends—and the Pandemic That Brought Us Together

“Can you believe we’ve been doing this regularly for 11 months?!” my friend Emma smiled…

Leaving a PhD Program

“We support whatever decision you make, honey.” I hung up the phone with my mom,…

Psychology shows us there are ways we can deal with COVID-19 uncertainty

Amidst the pandemic, uncertainty has become omnipresent—a thread woven through all parts of our lives…