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Joao Pedro SoE PhD Student

João Pedro M. Souto Maior

Sociology of Education PhD Student

Name: João M. Souto Maior


Program: Sociology of Education

Research Interests: educational inequality, the internal organization of educational institutions, quantitative methods, computational social sciences.

Principal Advisor(s): L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy.

Research Description/Bio:

João M. Souto Maior is a third-year doctoral student in the sociology of education program at New York University. He is interested in the internal organization of educational institutions, looking at how different school characteristics - such as resources, schooling practices and student body composition - influence students’ educational outcomes. Currently, he is studying the conditions under which school racial integration can mitigate black-white achievement gaps.  

João is originally from São Paulo, Brazil. He received a BA in economics and a Certificate in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. After his undergraduate studies, he started as an economics doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he studied for a year before transferring to NYU.