Laura Hamilton is a professor of sociology at the University of California at Merced. She is co-author of Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality (Harvard University Press).
Stories by this Author
Our Broke Public UniversitiesLook beyond flagships, and you’ll see that privatization has had devastating consequences for racial and social equity.
Social Life and Social InequalityDeclining state support and rising tuition do more than reduce access to public higher education for many low-income students. The trends also lure colleges into catering to the social and educational needs of affluent, full-freight students at the expense of others. In doing so, they create a…