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Mikayla E. Mitchell

Graduate Student


Pronouns: they/them/theirs or she/her/hers


Building & Room:

4176B BSB


Previous degrees:
B.A. Sociology, Simmons College (now Simmons University)

M.A. Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Specialty areas:
Race, class and gender; racism; whiteness; higher education; feminist theory

Research interests:

I am interested in whiteness and how it is reinforced within institutions, especially higher education. Additionally, I am interested in the ways people of color navigate and subvert these structures and the ways white people leverage their pre existing social capital to maintain their privileged positions.