Sean J. Drake

Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology of Education

Sean J. Drake

Phone: 212 998 5478

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Sean J. Drake, Ph.D., is Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities at NYU Steinhardt. He holds a B.A. in Social Psychology (with honors) from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Drake’s research interests include school and neighborhood segregation, homeless students, incarcerated students, immigration and assimilation patterns, and racial stereotypes and attitudes. His current research examines the features and causes of school segregation in communities where levels of residential segregation are low, the symbolic and overt criminalization of students who struggle academically, and the ways in which immigrant groups marshal their ethnic resources to assimilate. His work has been published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Urban Education, and he has authored or co-authored several book chapters in volumes that address racial and ethnic inequality in education. Drake has presented his research at, among other gatherings, the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, the Conference of Ford Fellows, and the Yale Urban Ethnography Project Conference.

Prior to joining NYU, as a graduate student at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Drake was the recipient of a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and a UCI Faculty Mentor Program Fellowship. He was also named a Fellow of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project, and a Diversity Scholar at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. Additionally, Drake served as a member of the UCI Graduate Dean’s Diversity Council, Lead Mentor in the Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship program, and Graduate Student Mentor in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program.