Katherine Leu

Student Fellow

CID Student Fellow Katie Leu

Katherine Leu

Student Fellow

Katherine Leu is a Ph.D. student in Sociology and an IES predoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, as well as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow.  Her research interests include higher education, social stratification, and the sociology of education; she is particularly interested in using causal inference and computational methods to study college students’ pathways through educational structures and their implications for inequality in the labor market and beyond.  Current research projects focus on unequal pathways into introductory STEM “weed-out” courses and the relationship between affirmative action bans and college major selection. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, she worked as an education analyst at RTI International.

Education

AB, University of Chicago (2014)

Areas of Study

Social and Economic Inequality

Leu, K. B., & Arbeit, C.A. (2020). “Differences in High School CTE Coursetaking by Gender and Race/Ethnicity.” Career and Technical Education Research. 45(1):33-62.