Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy
Simone Ispa-Landa is a sociologist. She conducts qualitative research in the sociology of education, focusing on gender inequality, racial stratification, and affluent suburban schooling contexts. Other studies examine how adolescents from non-dominant groups make sense of the parenting practices within their families. A newer line of work investigates economic insecurity and criminal justice policy, with a focus on criminal records.
Curriculum VitaeView Simone Ispa-Landa's CV.
Awards/Honors2009 - Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
2008 - Harvard Graduate Society Merit Fellowship
2007 - Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship for International Research
|2011||PhD, Sociology||Harvard University|
|2007||AM, Sociology||Harvard University|
|2003||AM, Regional Studies, Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asian Studies||Harvard University|
|1999||BA, Literary Journalism and Russian||Hampshire College|
|2011||Race, Reputation, and Community Resources: Gender Differences in the Experiences and Effects of an Urban-to-Suburban School Integration Program|
Selected PublicationsIspa-Landa, Simone and Jordan Conwell (January, 2015). “Once You Go to a White School, You Kind of Adapt”: Black Adolescents and the Racial Classification of Schools.. Sociology of Education: 1-19.
Ispa-Landa, Simone (2013). Gender, Race, and Justifications for Group Exclusion: Urban Black Students Bussed to Affluent Suburban Schools. Sociology of Education: 218-233.
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Ispa-Landa, Simone (2007). Immigrants from Central and Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria, Former Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Former Yugoslavia in Mary Waters, Reed Ueda and Helen Marrow, The New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965 (pp. 433-444). Harvard University Press.
Ispa-Landa, Simone (2006). Reciprocity, Truth-Telling, and Power in Qualitative Data Exchanges in Tatyana Gurko, Actualnie Problemi v Rossii (pp. 211-21). Reglant.
Ispa-Landa, Simone (2003). Russian Preferred Self-Image and the Two Chechen Wars. Demokratizatsiya: 11: 305-319.
Research InterestsRace and ethnicity, gender, sociology of education, criminal justice processes, sociology of youth, qualitative research methods.
|HDSP 432||Field Methods This course is designed to introduce students to qualitative research, including field work, interviewing, and document analysis. Students will explore qualitative research approaches by undertaking their own research study as well as reading and discussing relevant writing on the subject.|
|LRN_SCI 451||Field Methods This course is designed to introduce students to qualitative research, including field work, document analysis, and interviewing. Students will explore qualitative research approaches by undertaking their own research study as well as reading and discussing relevant writing on the subject. The readings, topics for discussion, and assignments in this course center on three areas: (1) The epistemological underpinnings of approaches to qualitative research. (2) The practice of qualitative inquiry. Students will explore sampling strategies; research design; observation and interview techniques; and approaches to data analysis and data presentation. (3) Other key issues that researchers encounter in doing qualitative research, including ethics and social relationships in the context of field work.|
|SESP 372||Methods of Observing Human Behavior Guided practice in systematic and participant observation. Observer bias, field notes, unobtrusive measures.|
|SESP 388||Practicum in Human Development - SOC POL Section|
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