Position title: Social Sciences and Education
Abigail J. Beneke is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. Her research links federal, state, and local educational policymaking to school-level practice to examine (1) the politics and practice of school discipline and school discipline reform and (2) the role of schools and communities in challenging or reproducing inequality in public education. Beneke is recipient of the 2021-2022 Michael W. Apple Fellowship and 2021-2022 P.E.O. Scholar Award.