Thurston Domina

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Thurston Domina
Professor of Education,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Thurston Domina is associate professor of educational policy and sociology in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He works with educational practitioners to better understand the relationship between education and social inequality in the contemporary U.S. His work focuses in two areas: First, Domina seeks to understand how schools sort students into different learning environments, how this sorting process shapes students’ life chances, and how educational policies and educator practices can expand opportunities for all. Second, he studies the interaction between families and schools in an attempt to understand processes through which out-of-school factors influence the distribution of educational opportunity.  Domina holds a Ph.D. from Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York In Sociology; and a B.A. from  Wesleyan University in College of Social Studies