Lauren Harvey

Lauren Harvey (she/her) is a graduate student of Sociology at Rice University. Through her research, Lauren uses a feminist epistemology to understand how class-based systems influence educational opportunities for marginalized students. She is currently working on a project examining institutional effects on the social-psychological outcomes of first-generation, working-class college graduates. Lauren earned her B.A. at the University of Nevada, Reno with concentrations in Gender, Race, and Identity, International Affairs, and Spanish Literature and Culture. Lauren is the first in her family to graduate college and an alumnus of the McNair Scholars Program.


Research Interests:

  • Race, Class, and Gender in Higher Education
  • Working-Class Studies
  • Black Feminist Thought

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