Dr. Carla Shedd

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Dr. Carla Shedd is Assistant Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies; author of “Unequal City: Race, Schools and Perceptions of Injustice” which has won the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems in Pursuit of Social Justice and t he Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship book award from the American Sociological Association section on race, gender and class. More than a decade has passed since Carla Shedd began her research about urban adolescents in Chicago. As a Ph.D. student in sociology at Northwestern, she found neighborhoods dominated by gangs, 13-year-old students carrying guns and schools that were deeply divided along racial and social lines. READ MORE