Abena Subira Mackall

Abena Subira Mackall

Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Abena Subira Mackall

 Abena's research interests concern education and the reproduction of social inequality. Abena taught 6th grade special education in New York City and currently works as an instructional coach in Boston. Additionally, Abena has a deep commitment to improving the educational opportunities for incarcerated men and women. Abena has worked as health instructor and academic mentor in correctional facilities. She is currently researching the effects of in-prison education on pre- and post-release civic health outcomes as research assistant on the Boston Reentry Study. Abena holds a MSc in Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies from the London School of Economics, a MSEd in Special Education from Hunter College, and an AB in Politics from Princeton University.

Abena Subira Mackall is a second-year doctoral student concentrating in Culture, Communities, and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is an Inequality & Criminal Justice Doctoral Fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Abena currently serves as an Editor for the Harvard Educational Review.

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