American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) New Faculty Fellow at Pomona College, Claremont, California.
Dissertation topic: “Black and White Together: Constructing Integration While Establishing de facto Segregation.”
Education: Summa Cum Laude, University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in Sociology.
Mary earned her Ph.D. in 2008. She is currently an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) New Faculty Fellow at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Her areas of specialization include educational inequalities, community studies, qualitative methodologies (historical and ethnographic), and 20th Century African American history (with an emphasis on the Civil Rights Movement). In 2010, Mary’s dissertation, “Black and White Together: Constructing Integration while establishing de facto Segregation,” won the Marvin B. Sussman prize from the Yale Department of Sociology. She is currently revising her manuscript for publication with the University of Chicago Press.