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Candace Sumner-Robinson Sociology of Education student

Candace Sumner-Robinson

Sociology of Education PhD Student

Name: Candace Sumner-Robinson


Program: Sociology of Education

Research Interests: race and ethnicity, social identification formation, intersectionality, higher and post-secondary education, globalization and education, college readiness and success, educational inequity

Principal Advisor(s): Lisa Stulberg and R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy

Research Description/Bio:

Candace Sumner-Robinson is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Sociology of Education program at NYU Steinhardt. Her research interests focus on the formation of social identities through academic spaces, social and cultural inequities in education, and the impact of globalization and internationalization on education. She is currently researching the intersectional social identification formation of adolescents through experiential learning opportunities in K-12 and higher education. 

Candace works full-time as the Assistant Dean of Diversity and International Advising for the College of Arts and Science and the Director of the Academic Achievement Program (AAP) at NYU. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Candace attended Towson University in Towson, Maryland where she received her MS in Social Science concentrating in Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. She also received her BA in Criminology and Sociology from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she later taught courses on student leadership and served as a full-time Admissions Counselor and Academic Advising Counselor for their Women’s College.

Selected Awards, Publications, and Presentations:


“Unearthing Global Roots: Aiding in the Social Identification Process for College Students Through the Study Abroad Process.” National Academic Advising Association (March, 2019 – Burlington, VT)