I am a professor (tenure-track) at Northwestern University. Previously, I worked at Duke University. My research sits at the intersections of race, gender, public schools and political behavior.
My first book, How Girls Achieve (Harvard University Press) was released in 2019. Currently, I am working on another book on the politics of public school closure. My newest research is focused on the punishment of black women and girls and its political consequences.
Before arriving at Duke, I held competitive research fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University and Princeton University.
In addition to research, I am a staunch advocate for girls. I am the founder of Herstory: the TWII Foundation Girls Scholarship. I have an award winning film titled, HerStory, based on this work. I was recently named one of Forbes Magazine “30 Under 30” in education and awarded the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, aka “the Brainy Award.”
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