Linsey Nicole Edwards, *18

Time & Efficacy: Neighborhoods, Temporal Constraints, and the Persistence of Poverty

Linsey Edwards is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and Social Policy. She is broadly interested in the processes that contribute to persisting trends in racial inequality and stratification. She focuses specifically on schools, neighborhoods, and bureaucratic institutions as critical contexts that reproduce inequality. In a paper titled “Homogeneity and Inequality” published in Social Forces, she examines the relationship between racial homogeneity in schools and racial inequality in school discipline. For her dissertation, she turns to neighborhoods and bureaucratic institutions, examining the time consequences of poverty and the role of neighborhoods in time allocation decisions for poor individuals and families. This is a multi method project, including over two years of ethnographic fieldwork and analysis of national time diary data. Her scholarship has earned awards and support from the Princeton University Joint Degree Program in Social Policy, MDRC, Mathematica Policy Research, and Association of Black Sociologists.

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