PhD Candidate in Sociology, Columbia University
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. My research interests include immigration, race and ethnicity, and education. I qualitatively study processes of immigrant integration and racialization among the children of African immigrants. My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award. Articles based on my work have appeared in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, among others.
Prior to Columbia, I earned a B.A. from Pomona College. I also have experience working in youth development programs, having most recently worked as a Facilitator with Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) at Princeton University and as an Academic Associate at Highbridge Voices in the Bronx. Before that, I served as an Americorps-City Year corps member at Harper High School in Chicago. Bronx, NY is my hometown.