Sylvia Washington is a Ph.D. student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Indiana University Bloomington. She holds a B.S. in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and a MSE-PD in Higher Education and Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Prior to coming to IU, she worked at the Fiscal and Economic Research Center at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater as a graduate research assistant. She is well versed in the areas of diversity, first-generation and low income students, academic advising and student development.
Sylvia’s research interests include racial identities and representations of African American women, race and gender in popular culture, sense of belonging of African American students, and intersectionality of gender, race, class and sexuality.