School of Social Service Administration
Shantá R. Robinson’s research interests include the role of social identity in marginalized students’ educational experiences, aspirations, and outcomes; empirical investigations of marginalized student achievement and underachievement; inequities in the distribution of educational resources; and the history, culture, and social organization of K–12 educational institutions. Her most recent work focuses on the educational experiences and occupational aspirations of adolescents experiencing homelessness.
Her scholarly work can be read in International Studies in Sociology of Education, The High School Journal, and Review of Research in Education.
Robinson holds a BA in sociology from the University of North Carolina Asheville and an MA in public administration from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She earned her PhD in educational studies at the University of Michigan, where she specialized in the sociology of education, qualitative methodologies, and issues of race, class, and access in secondary schooling. She began her professional career as a high school history teacher in Charlotte.