Areas of Study
Sociology of Education, Social Stratification
Deanna is a third year graduate student in the department of Sociology and in CREO at the University of Notre Dame. She received a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology with a minor in International Studies from Aurora University and worked as a Fundraising Coordinator in University Advancement before joining the Notre Dame community. Her research interests include, but are not limited to: understanding how family and structural economic factors relate to school quality; examining the factors that lead to pathways out of school and into the criminal justice system (often called the “school-to-prison pipeline”); and understanding ways in which race disparities in education might correlate with race differences in criminal justice.