Member Since: 2013
Lois Weis is State University of New York Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She received her PhD in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has written extensively about the current predicament of White, African American, Latino/a, and Southeast Asian working-class and poor youth and young adults, and the complex role that gender and race/ethnicity play in their lives in light of contemporary dynamics associated with the global knowledge economy, new patterns of emigration, and the movement of cultural and economic capital across national boundaries. Recently, she has turned her attention, with Margaret Eisenhart, to the mechanisms through which low-income white and historically underrepresented minoritized youth are denied access to opportunities for advanced high school STEM courses and associated college majors. She is past editor of the American Educational Research Journal, a founding editor of Educational Policy, and series editor for Education in Global Context (Routledge).