I am a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at The Graduate Center, CUNY. My research interests include race, education, Latinx sociology, immigration and politics. My current research project examines how key 21st century education policies intended to improve education for Latinx and Black students are actually new mechanisms of educational inequality. I examine this trend in the suburbs where Latinx and Black populations are growing. My research exposes political incorporation as a dimension of educational inequality, highlights the suburban context and explains how recent education reforms diverge from previous education models. I use a range of interdisciplinary methods to analyze how public policies maintain inequality and are experienced on the ground. These methods include critical ethnography, in-depth interviews and analysis of policy documents.