Chantal Hailey is an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Texas-Austin. In Spring 2020, she received her PhD in Sociology from New York University. She was a Ford Dissertation Fellow, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and an Institute for Education Sciences Research Training Fellow.

Chantal’s research focuses on how the residential and educational contexts of low-income Black and Latino children affect their long-term outcomes and social stratification patterns. Her dissertation, entitled Choosing Schools, Choosing Safety: The Role of School Safety in School Choice, analyzes the relationship between families’ high  school choices, school and neighborhood safety, and school racial demographics in New York City.

Before beginning her doctoral studies, Chantal was a Research Associate at the Urban Institute, where her research centered on youth and low-income housing policies. Chantal received her B.A. in Sociology (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.