About

Brittany Fox-Williams is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University. Brittany’s research interests include children and youth, education, race and ethnicity, social inequality, and public policy. Her research examines young people’s relationships with authority figures in the education and justice systems.

Presently, she serves as a graduate student co-coordinator of the Race, Ethnicity and Migration Workshop at Columbia University. This interdisciplinary workshop is an intellectual home for scholars of race, ethnicity, and migration at Columbia University and in greater New York City area.

Brittany is a recipient of many scholarships and fellowships, including the Institute of International Public Policy Fellowship, the Education Pioneers Fellowship, and the Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship.

Brittany completed her undergraduate studies in Business Administration at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated as Valedictorian. She also holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Urban and Social Policy from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). While at SIPA, she served as a graduate assistant to Professor in Practice and former New York City Mayor David Dinkins. Prior to starting her graduate studies, Brittany worked in commercial banking (New York City & Philadelphia) and micro-finance (Ho, Ghana).

Brittany is a transplanted New Yorker who was born and raised in Morton, Pennsylvania.