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Shayla R. Griffin

PhD Student. Social Work/Anthropology Graduate - 2012

Shayla Griffin is a doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary Program in Social Work and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). She received her MSW and her MA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. Shayla?s research is focused on race, class, school climate, social reproduction, intergroup dialogue, and educational experiences and outcomes. She has worked with high school students and teachers for the past four years as a social worker, programmer, facilitator, mentor and researcher. In particular she is interested in using ethnographic and qualitative methods to explore the ways in which marginalized high school students relate to and interact with teaches across social and cultural difference. She sees intergroup dialogue as a promising intervention with students and teachers in challenging school environments.

Dissertation Title

When the Black Kids Moved In: An Exurban High School's Struggle to Negotiate Race and Class in a 'Post Racial' Era of Accountability and the Promise of Intergroup Dialogue"


Year Degree   School
2012 PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2008 MA University of Michigan
2007 MSW University of Michigan
2005 BA Spelman College


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