Complexity and Constraint: College Attitudes and Expectations among Teens of the Prison Boom
March 2, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cornell University
Anna Haskins’ scholarly interests are in the areas of educational inequality, social stratification, race and ethnicity, and the intergenerational social consequences of mass incarceration. Her current research assessing the effects of paternal incarceration on children’s educational outcomes and engagement in schooling has been published in Sociological Science, Sociology of Education, Social Science Research, Social Forces, and the American Sociological Review.
Through layered examinations of the interplay between three of America’s most powerful social institutions – families, schools and the criminal justice system – her work studies how processes and institutions mitigate or exacerbate social inequities, working to understanding the persistence of racial disparities in outcomes and the role these inequities play in the transmission of inequality or opportunity from one generation to the next.