Derron Wallace is an assistant professor of sociology and education at Brandeis University with joint affiliations in the African and African American Studies and Social Justice & Social Policy programs. He is a sociologist of race, ethnicity,and education who specializes in cross-national studies of inequalities and identities in urban schools and neighborhoods, focusing specifically on the experiences of young people of African descent. His work has appeared in journals such as Sociology, the British Journal of Sociology of Education, Disability & Society, Gender and Education and the Harvard Educational Review. His research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Gates Cambridge Trust and the Marion & Jasper Whiting Foundation. Prior to joining the Brandeis faculty, Wallaceserved as a professional community organizer in London, working on youth safety, living wage, fair housing, and immigrant rights campaigns.
As the Stuart Hall Fellow for Spring 2019, he will be at work on Seeking A Safe Way to School: Black Caribbean Youth Negotiating Police Surveillance in London and New York City.