Asia’s research has a sociology of education focus where she examines how race and poverty impact the K-12 experience. Asia is currently interested in the role of culturally sustaining educators within public education, the resources and support they require, and how to measure their skill sets. Additionally, she focuses on the ways in which culturally sustaining educators impact the academic achievement of students, specifically, middle school aged, Black students, impacted by the trauma of poverty. Asia hopes to develop a measure to identify culturally sustaining educators and the key pedagogical elements that improve the achievement of students experiencing the most vulnerability.
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Asia Sade Ivey is a Spelman Alumna who made “A Choice to Change the World,” and she is confident that her role in the HPRS program will align her with other scholar activists with similar goals. She plans to combine her psychology training with her sociology of education perspective to reconceptualize poverty as a trauma, and to inform policy that will combat the intergenerational trauma of poverty.