Deborah E. Southern
Rossier Dean's Fellowship
University of Michigan
MA, Higher Education
BA, Asian Studies and History
Whiteness in institutional policy, practices, and programs; white privilege; systems of racism and white supremacy; campus racial equity; qualitative methods.
Deborah E. Southern is a doctoral student in the Urban Education Policy program at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. Her research interests include whiteness in institutional practices and programs, racial inequity in higher education, and white privilege on campus. Originally from Rochester, New York, Deborah earned an MA in Higher Education at the University of Michigan and a BA in Asian studies and History at Occidental College.
Research assistant, NSF ASPIRE project with Dr. Julie Posselt, University of Southern California | 2018-Present
Research assistant, NSF FIELD project with Dr. Julie Posselt, University of Southern California | 2017-Present
Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Intern, Student Life and Housing, University of Michigan | 2015-2017
Curriculum and Student Services Administrator, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan | 2012-2015
Honors and Awards:
2019 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention
2016 Rackham Summer Award, University of Michigan
2016 Student Academic Multicultural Initiatives Fellowship, University of Michigan