Simone Ispa-Landa is an Associate Professor of Human Development & Social Policy and (by courtesy) Sociology at Northwestern University and a faculty fellow of the Institute for Policy Research (IPR). Dr. Ispa-Landa is a sociologist who uses qualitative methods to investigate intersections of race and gender in the schooling experiences of adolescents and emerging adults. Her work has been published in leading academic journals including Sociology of Education, Educational Researcher, Gender & Society, Journal of Marriage and Family, and Criminology.

Professor Ispa-Landa’s works and op-eds have been featured in in popular publications including The Washington Post, US News & World Report, the Atlantic Monthly, and NPR.

Ispa-Landa earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University.