Jordan Conwell

Position title: Assistant Professor, Sociology; Educational Policy Studies


Phone: (608) 262-7373

4448 Sewell Social Sciences

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My research focuses on racial inequalities in students’ schooling experiences and outcomes, spanning early childhood, K-12, and higher education. I am particularly interested in the intersection of race- and class-based forms of educational inequality and the implications of such inequalities for patterns of socioeconomic attainment and intergenerational mobility. As an affiliate of the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE), I have begun to investigate how the disparities that I am interested in are related to racial differences in family processes such as fertility timing and household composition.

CDE research theme area affiliations

Demography of Inequality; Fertility, Families, and Households

Selected Publications

Conwell, Jordan. “Josephs without Pharaohs: The Du Boisian Framework for the Sociology of Education.” The Journal of Negro Education 85 (2016):28-45.

Ispa-Landa, Simone, and Jordan Conwell. “‘Once You Go To a White School, You Kind of Adapt:’ Black Adolescents and the Racial Classification of Schools.” Sociology of Education 88 (2015):1-19.