Event 2203 SS&H, Andrews Conference Room

Racial Differences in Students’ Educational Returns to Parental Income
Jordan Conwell, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jordan Conwell is an Anna Julia-Cooper Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2018-2019, he will begin an appointment there as an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Education Policy Studies. His research agenda encompasses many aspects of racial inequality in education, spanning early childhood, K-12, and higher ed. Dr. Conwell’s dissertation, titled “All Money is Not Created Equal: Racial Differences in Students’ Educational Returns to Parental Income,” investigated achievement gaps between non-white and white students whose parents’ earn comparable incomes. He looked at cohorts of high school students from the 1960s to the present, and within one cohort of students as they aged from kindergarten to eighth grade. His research has been funded by the National Academy of Education/ Spencer Foundation and has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Negro Education and Sociology of Education.