Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Brown Faculty Members Earn Awards, Distinctions

July 7, 2017

Jayanti Owens, an assistant professor of international and public affairs and sociology, was chosen as one of 30 2017 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows. Owens, whose research focuses on social stratification and inequality in education, families and labor markets, will receive $70,000 for a period of up to two years to complete research. Her project, “Exclusionary Discipline: Racial Disparities in How Educators Evaluate and Sanction Misbehavior,” will look at teachers’ implicit bias in sanctioning students, the social psychological mechanisms underlying disproportionate suspension or expulsion of students based on race and factors magnifying bias.

For more information on the award, click here.