Shantá Robinson

Assistant Professor, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice


Shanta Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. Her research interests include the role of social identity in marginalized students’ educational experiences, aspirations, and outcomes; empirical investigations of marginalized student achievement and underachievement; inequities in the distribution of educational resources; and the history, culture, and social organization of K-12 educational institutions. Her most recent work focuses on the educational experiences and occupational aspirations of adolescents experiencing homelessness. While Robinson’s research is framed for scholarly outlets, its purpose is to assist school members—teachers, administrators, and community leaders—in living up to the grand potential of public education: to identify, support, and make possible the capabilities and promise of every student, irrespective of the student’s familial background, neighborhood, or other social location. Her scholarly work can be read in International Studies in Sociology of Education, The High School Journal, and Review of Research in Education. She is the recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and an American Educational Research Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship.


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