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NADIRAH FARAH FOLEY

black girl with a sociological imagination

researching racism, socioeconomic inequality, and cultural processes in education and society

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ABOUT NADIRAH

Nadirah is a researcher and writer. She is also the product of a single-parent household, suburban public schools, and elite institutions of higher education. Nadirah has worked in a variety of roles in higher ed, ranging from college access work to admissions to student affairs. Her research interests are heavily informed by both her own lived experience and the stories of her former students, many of whom also identify as low-income people of color. Originally from Southern New Jersey, Nadirah now resides in Cambridge, Mass. with her partner.

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me + my partner
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EDUCATION

PH.D., HARVARD UNIVERSITY

2015-2021

PhD in Culture, Institutions, and Society (Education).

additional activities: Coordinator, Contemporary Studies of Race & Ethnicity Workshop (2018-2020); Editor, Harvard Educational Review (2016-2018)

M.S.ED, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

2012-2014

master's in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

A.B., PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

2007-2011

graduated with honors with a degree in Classics, having written a senior thesis on Roman religion and Haitian Vodou

 

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