Cristen Jenkins
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4770
My teaching and research are grounded in my commitment to social change. My research focuses on how race, class, and gender shape educational opportunities. I have examined how students, parents, and teachers organize for educational justice. In an effort to bridge theory and practice, I collaborate with community organizations across Chicago. Most recently, I served as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors at the Chicago Freedom School.
Courses Taught
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 104: Schools and Society
SOC 105: Women, Men, and Social Change
SOC 306: Women, Gender and The "F Word"
SOC 320: Sociological Analysis
SOC 332: Sociology of Education
SOC 358: Sociology of Youth and Youth Culture
Research Interests
Urban Education, Youth Activism, and Activist Research

Ph.D., Educational Policy Studies (concentration certificate, Gender and Women's Studies), 2010, University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A., History, 2004, University of Pennsylvania

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4770
Office Hours
Main Campus