Karen R. Collins

Sociology PhD Student/TA Lecturer

Office:  Bolton Hall, Room 776
E-mail:
  smith693@uwm.edu

Fall Semester Office Hours (Sept. 2–Dec. 11, 2014): Mondays & Wednesdays 12:45–1:45 and by appointment

Areas of Interest:

Urban Poverty; Social Inequality; Sociology of Education; Race, Ethnicity, and Class; Residential Segregation; Social Policy; Mass Incarceration

Teaching

Fall 2014: SOCIOL 248-001:  Sociology of Education

Publication:

Smith, K. 2010. “Case Closed: Examining the Survival Strategies of Employed and Unemployed African American Mothers in Oakland Who Have Timed Off CalWorks.” The Berkeley McNair Research Journal (17)102-116.

Professional Presentations:

Round Table Presentation, “The Effect of Racial Mismatch and Teacher Expectations on African American Male Student Achievement. Midwest Sociological Society Conference. Minneapolis, MN 2012.

Plenary Speaker, “Case Closed: Examining the Survival Strategies of Employed and Unemployed African American Mothers in Oakland Who Have Timed Off CalWorks.” 17th Annual California McNair Scholars Symposium, University of California-Berkeley 2009.

Single Author Presentation, “Case Closed: Examining the Survival Strategies of Employed and Unemployed African American Mothers in Oakland Who Have Timed Off CalWorks.” 18th Annual MAEOPP National McNair Research Conference sponsored by The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fair Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, WI 2009.