Past IPSR Doctoral Research Fellows

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William Proffitt

Special Education

Advisor(s): Elizabeth Kozleski
   Special Education

Participation Year: 2020-21

William's research focuses on exploring the challenges and opportunities involved in creating a formal education system that meets the academic, physical, and social-emotional needs of students from historically marginalized backgrounds (i.e., those whose bodies, histories, cultures, voices, and perspectives have been forced to the peripheries in society, broadly, and in education, specifically). William is currently interested in understanding the identities and schooling experiences of Black boys labeled with disabilities and those with whom Black boys co-construct the world (e.g., teachers and family members) to improve Black boys' schooling experiences and post-school outcomes.

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