1/23/2023: Nadirah Foley to speak at an Education, Culture and Society Colloquium on navigating racial and socioeconomic inequality in an affluent, diverse suburban school.

Dr. Nadirah Foley will share her work at an upcoming Education, Culture and Society (ECS) Colloquium: “Class, Dismissed: Navigating Racial and Socioeconomic Inequality in an Affluent, Diverse Suburban School.”  Monday, January 23, 2023, 10:00 – 11:15am, PCPSE, 133 S 36th St. (between Walnut and Sansom), The Forum (Second Floor).  Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.  Please check this event’s page at Penn GSE for any updates on this talk. 


Dr. Foley’s research explores issues of culture and inequality, especially how racism and social class shape cultural processes and students’ experiences. Her current research focuses on demographic changes and inequality in the suburbs, but her interests run the gamut from understanding the role of elite institutions of higher education to investigating how family structure impacts students’ educational trajectories.  She holds a Ph.D. in Culture, Institutions, and Society from Harvard University, an M.S.Ed in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and an A.B. in Classics (with honors) from Princeton University. She currently holds an appointment as a Postdoctoral Associate at New York University.