Debs Takes Postdoc Role in Yale Education Studies Program

Department News
June 7, 2016

PhD student Mira Debs has been appointed as the first post-doctoral fellow in Yale’s new Education Studies program. The year-long postdoc, beginning in January 2017, will allow Debs to continue teaching education courses in the Education Studies program and in Yale’s Department of Political Science. She will also research the experience of black and Latino parents in urban progressive public schools and its implications for achieving school diversity through choice programs. Debs’s doctoral dissertation is entitled “Diverse Parents, Desirable Schools: ‘Conflicted Fit’, Belonging and Exclusion in Public Montessori Schools” and is rooted in the sociology of education with a focus on school diversity, school choice and parental involvement. She is due to graduate in December 2016.