Institute of Education Sciences Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Doctoral Candidate

BA, Public Policy, University of Chicago

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago



My research focuses on high school students in and around Chicago. I am especially interested in how patterns of interaction between students and adults in their schools affect their relationships and feelings of belonging. I am currently conducting ethnographic fieldwork for my dissertation in a high school in the near south suburbs of Chicago.


Gorski, Karlyn J. 2020. “My Voice Matters”: High School Debaters’ Acquisition of Dominant and Adaptive Cultural Capital. American Journal of Education, 126(2), 293-321.