Steering Committee


Aaron Benavidez

Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee
Department: Sociology
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Research Interests: methodology, theory, ethnography, education, urban poverty, culture,...

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S. Jones

Shandra Jones

Co-Chair of the Harvard Hacks Writing Circle/Co-Chair of the Social Justice Engagement Committee
Department: Education
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Research Interests: The intersection of ethnic-racial and gender identity, cognitive development, and academic success for first-generation college... Read more about Shandra Jones

Keletso Makofane

Chair of Photography and Visual Arts
Keletso is a PhD candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He also serves as a HIV Public Health Practitioner.
J. Olivier

Jasmine Olivier

Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee
Department: Sociology
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Research interests: criminology, policing, inequality, urban poverty, race, education, social policy, and social movements.
D. Penn

Daphne Penn

Communications Chair
Department: Education
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Research Interests: Race, Politics, Social Inequality, Education
C. Pugh

Cresa Pugh

Steering Committee Member/Former President
Department: Sociology and Social Policy
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Research interests: postcolonial theory; ethnic, political and religious violence; transnational and global social change; development; prisons