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Peggy Sue Carris

peggy sue carris
Graduate Student
  • LASB 311C
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Research Interests

  • Sociology of Education
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • First-Generation/Working-Class Students
  • U.S.-Mexico Borderlands


Peggy Sue Carris is a fifth-year doctoral student and Graduate Diversity Fellow studying education and race and ethnicity. Her current research focuses on first-generation college students and their sense of belonging in higher education. Her previous research examined educational inequalities in the U.S.-Mexico Border region. She previously earned a B.S. in sociology from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, with a minor in environmental justice.