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Amber Drew

Amber Musette Drew received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Sociology from Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in 2018. She participated in the McNair Scholars Program at NEIU and the Summer Research Opportunities Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she conducted research on the educational disparities that Black students from disadvantaged families and communities face. Her research paper “Raciolinguistic Discrimination: Approaches to African American English in U.S. Classrooms” focuses on the ways in which public education institutions fail to meet the academic, cultural, and linguistic needs of African American students through discriminatory policies and opportunity gaps. Her research interests include the sociology of education, social inequalities, the sociology of work and occupations, race, and class.