Dana Nickson is an assistant professor of education equity and justice in leadership, policy, and politics. Her research focuses on the relationships between Black families’ physical movement and place-making practices to their access to schools and communities that they deem to be of quality. Dr. Nickson centers Black families and students’ experiences and epistemologies to produce equity-oriented understandings of sociocultural and structural factors shaping educational access and opportunity in demographically changing U.S. metropolitan regions.
Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a focus in Foundations of Education and Policy, University of Michigan, 2020
M.Ed. in Education, Culture, and Society, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
B.A. in African American Studies, Northwestern University, 2011