Liane Hypolite
Liane  Hypolite

Liane Hypolite

Cohort: 2016

Rossier Dean's Fellowship

Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Ed.M.: Master’s in Education Policy and Management

Brandeis University
B.A.: Psychology
B.A.: Sociology



Higher Education

Research Interest


  • Racial and ethnic identity development
  • Social and cultural capital
  • Racial and economic integration
  • College retention and success
  • Critical theory
Liane Hypolite

Liane is a research assistant at the Pullias Center for Higher Education and the Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice working with Dr. Darnell Cole on topics related to college persistence, retention and graduation. Liane is interested in understanding racial and economic integration, in addition to social and cultural capital as it relates equity across institutions of higher education.

Prior to USC, Liane served as the Dean of College and Career Advising at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston, MA where she supported high school students in the application process and advised alumni as they pursued their college degrees. Liane has also worked at the national college access and success non-profit, Bottom Line, as a college counselor.

She completed her bachelor’s degree at Brandeis University, double majoring in Psychology and Sociology, and earned her master’s degree in Education Policy and Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Professional Experience:

Codman Academy Charter Public School, Boston, MA

Dean of College and Career Advising

Harvard College Office of Student Life, Cambridge, MA

Diversity Education Graduate Intern

Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Cambridge, MA             

Research Intern 

Bottom Line, Jamaica Plain, MA

Senior College Counselor


Honors and Awards:

  • Conference Presentations
    • Sociology of Education Association (SEA) Conference 2018 2/16/18 – 2/18/18 People, Place and Connections: An Ethnography of a Black Cultural Center
    • 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 4/13/18 – 4/17/18 A Critical Race Theory Analysis of Racialized Experiences of Black College Students with Financial Aid
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Recipient, Brandeis University

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