some of us are brave

This will be the new and, hopefully, well-managed blog!

Just a summary of who I am, what I do, and what I have going on to get us started:


Despite overwhelming evidence that a college degree is not merely a political object but also a socially constructed object that is traded for economic and cultural capital there has been no scholarly attention paid to the legitimacy of for-profit college degrees.

I employ mixed methods to examine why students choose for-profit colleges, if for-profit credentials are socially construed as legitimate, and what these interactions means for social mobility and labor outcomes across and within national contexts.

As co-lead on a grant from the American Educational Research Association I am co-organizing, “Access, Opportunity, and For-Profit Higher Education” with the Research Network for Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke University in September 2012.

So, I’ll be posting content related to my research, academe, and this PhD grad school struggle life. Welcome.



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This entry was posted on January 14, 2012 by in Uncategorized.


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