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Kathryn Bassett Hill

Dean's Faculty Fellow

Kathryn Hill, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the NYU’s Research Alliance for New York City Schools. She earned her Ph.D from Teachers College, Columbia University in Sociology and Education. Prior to that, she earned an MA in Sociology and Education from Teachers College and a BA from Harvard University in History and Literature.

Grounded in political sociology, her research focuses on the intersection of race, class and political and cultural orientations toward schooling. Her work has examined educational inequality, the role played by the social organization of schools, and the intersections of race/ethnicity, and class among students. Her dissertation, examining the trust and distrust that African-American parents place in public schools, was supported by the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Grant.

She has served as a Research Assistant for both the Ford Foundation’s Building Knowledge for Social Justice Project and Teacher College’s Center for Understanding Race and Education. Dr. Hill has training and experience in deep qualitative inquiry and quantitative methods, as well as network analysis, which she has applied in a range of mixed-method studies.