Lauren Shook

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Educational Leadership & Policy

Ph.D. in Education Policy and Planning, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2024
M.A. in Education Policy, Organization, & Leadership Studies, Stanford Graduate School of Education, 2017
B.A. in English, Linguistics Minor, Texas A&M, 2010

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Lauren Shook is a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy and Planning at the University of Texas Austin. Her research interests focus on how racial inequality is constructed through discourse. She is particularly interested in examining how college access and funding are shaped by racial logics manifested in discourse. She hopes to contribute to scholarship, teaching, and service which makes more just US education systems a reality.

Her research interests stem from her professional experience in school districts, higher education, and educational nonprofits as well as from the educational struggle experienced by her Latinx family members and students.

Lauren received a B.A. in English, minoring in Linguistics, from Texas A&M University, and a master's in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.