Position title: Social Sciences and Education
Emily is a graduate student in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., she was an elementary school teacher. She taught second grade in a Spanish-English Dual Language program in Brooklyn, NY for seven years, and then taught fourth grade in a monolingual program in Ithaca, NY for three years. As a teacher, she also participated in school and community groups engaged in antiracist activism and racial equity work. These experiences inform Emily’s academic interests. Her research focuses on the role of white families and community members in perpetuating and challenging racial inequities in education.