Jordan Conwell

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies

(608) 262-7373

4448 Sewell Social Sciences
Office Hours: R 12:00 - 2:00 (Spring '20)

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Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interest Statement:

Jordan A. Conwell is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on trends and consequences of racial, social class, and gender inequality in education, with a particular interest in the multigenerational roles of families and finances in educational processes, as inputs for children and as outputs for adults. His work has been funded by the National Academy of Education/ Spencer Foundation and has appeared in journals including Sociology of Education and The Journal of Negro Education. He completed a Ph.D. in Sociology at Northwestern University in 2017.


Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2017

Departmental Areas of Interest:

Education, Methods and Statistics, Race and Ethnic Studies, Social Stratification


Soc 648 Sociology of Education

Other Campus Affiliations

Institute for Research on Poverty
Center for Demography and Ecology
Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs
Interdisciplinary Training Program in Educational Sciences 

Selected Publications:

Quadlin, Natasha, and Jordan A. Conwell. Forthcoming. “Race, Gender, and College Savings: Assessing Economic and Academic Factors.”  Sociology of Education.

Conwell, Jordan A. 2016. “Josephs without Pharaohs: The Du Boisian Framework for the Sociology of Education.” The Journal of Negro Education 85:28-45.

Ispa-Landa, Simone, and Jordan A. Conwell. 2015. “‘Once You Go To a White School, You Kind of Adapt’: Black Adolescents and the Racial Classification of Schools.” Sociology of Education 88:1-19.