BA in African American Studies and Psychology, University of Michigan, 1996
JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1999
General and Current Research Areas
Stratification, Race, Class & Gender, Culture, Comparative Historical Sociology
My research involves a comparative historical case study of the school desegregation movement in the U.S. Using an interdisciplinary approach, I am constructing a more inclusive and multiracial narrative of the school desegregation movement in the U.S. by comparing how race, class and gender were treated across cases involving African-American, Mexican-American, Native-American and Chinese-American plaintiffs. The cases are Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Mendez v. Westminster (1947), Piper v. Big Pine (1924) and Tape v. Hurley (1885).