Deborah E. Southern

Research Assistant

Deborah E. Southern is interested in privilege and white student engagement with campus racial climate, and greatly enjoys qualitative research methods. Deborah hopes to shift social equity work from a concern of marginalized groups to a concern that is also shared by privileged groups within the field of higher education. Originally from the New York Great Lakes region, 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 from the University of Michigan. Outside of work, Deborah loves to hike, travel, and learn about marine life.