MiraDebs3I am a sociologist who studies education, culture and race/ethnicity. I study how racially and socioeconomic integration work in school communities, and specifically how parents choose and interact in these environments. My work also examines how groups form collective identity through objects, history and their childrens’ schooling. My research cases have included studies on Italian art, India’s independence struggle and the post-civil rights memory in the American South.

My work has been published in Cultural Sociology and Nations and NationalismMy Montessori research has been profiled in Education Week.

Starting in January 2017, I will be a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University’s Education Studies program and the Political Science department. You can read more about my research, publications and teaching. Contact me at mira.debs@yale.edu