Deborah Southern

Research Assistant

Deborah graduated with a Bachelor’s in Asian studies and history from Occidental College and a Master’s of higher education with a concentration in diversity and social justice at the University of Michigan. Most recently, she assisted the Director of Diversity and Inclusion in Student Life and housing to conceptualize and strategize how the program can effectively center social justice education. She is interested in white student engagement with campus racial climate. Deborah hopes to shift social equity work from a concern of marginalized groups to a concern that is also shared by empowered and privileged groups within the field of higher education.