Recent Work

I am a sociologist committed to social justice research, especially in the field of education. I am a Professor at the CUNY-Graduate Center in the Urban Education, Sociology, and Critical Social/Personality Psychology programs.

My research focuses on how educational inequality works at the school level, taking root in students' self-evaluations and actions, including their sense of exclusion, entitlement, constraint, possibility, success and failure. I believe understanding these dynamics is crucial for re-envisioning just and care-ful schools.

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Qualitative Educational Research

Qualitative Educational Research: Readings in...

Collaborative Seeing

As a founding member of the Collaborative Seeing...

Pregnant Bodies, Fertile Minds

Pregnant Bodies, Fertile Minds: Gender, Race,...

New Media Lab Interview

I am also affiliated with the New Media Lab. The...

Conferences

I have organized many conferences, including:...

School-smart and Mother-wise

My first book grew out of my dissertation...