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Department of Sociology Graduate Students

Sandra Yokley


B.S. in Sociology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2018
Associate of Arts, Southwestern Illinois College, 2015


Social Inequality, Social Justice, Liberation Sociology, Urban Sociology, Social Movements, Political Sociology, Public Policy, Organizational Sociology, Poverty, Class Origins/Destinations, Mobility, Qualitative Methods, Mixed Methods

Research Interests

My research interests are evolving and currently include studying the aims and outcomes (political and social) of social movements/social movement organizations, understanding the role and responsibilities of non-profit organizations/community-based organizations in urban poor communities, and evaluating the effect of class origin on mobility and class outcome.