Crystal Peoples

My research interests include the areas of racial inequality, social networks, higher education, and knowledge creation. Broadly, my research is fundamentally concerned with racialized social networks and how they are used to help create, maintain, and reproduce racial inequalities.  Currently, my research focuses on three areas: 1) how professional networks are created and maintained in academia and how this relates to resource access; 2) the extent to which collaboration networks are racially segregated and how this has changed over time;  3) how racialized academic networks lead to racialized knowledge production and legitimization. To answer my questions, I employ both quantitative and qualitative methods, using "big data" as well as content analysis.

I received a B.S. in Mathematics from Longwood University in 2012 and an M.S. in Sociology with graduate minors in Mathematics and Statistics from Iowa State University in 2015.

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