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Ph.D., Emory University, 2008
Sociology of Education, Race and Class Stratification, and Urban Sociology
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Reasearch and Teaching Interests
My primary research focus is the sociology of education with an emphasis on race and class stratification in education. I am especially interested in education policy, particularly with how education reform efforts play out in racially diverse urban areas. My current (and dissertation) research focuses on the effects of school choice policy on school organization, school-level diversity, and race and class-based disparities in achievement, track placement, and advanced course-taking. This research was supported by fellowships from the American Education Research Association (AERA) and the Spencer Foundation. My interests in the sociology of education are connected to broader areas within the field of stratification and inequality including urban poverty, residential segregation, the sociology of the family, and the intersections of race, class, and gender.