I am a fifth-year PhD student in the Sociology of Education program in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science and Humanities at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Broadly, I study the processes which shape unequal access to educational resources, particularly along dimensions of race and class. My current research investigates the formation of educational inequalities within educational institutions, with an emphasis on the role of organizational practices in producing these within-institution inequalities. I rely on a variety of quantitative methods, with an emphasis on agent-based modeling techniques, hoping to advance the use of computational methods—and the insights derived from it— within the fields of sociology of education and education policy.
Joao Souto-Maior is a postdoc at the New York University’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change.