Dr. Liv Newman received a bachelor of arts in history from Emory University, followed by a master of arts in education policy from Stanford University. After the completion of her master's degree, Newman taught in the Orleans Parish public school system. She completed a master's degree in sociology at the University of Florida, studying with the eminent race scholar, Dr. Joe Feagin. In 2014, she completed a dissertation titled, "Race and Class in the Twenty-First Century: The Lived Experiences of Professional-class Black Americans."
Newman's general research interests center around inequality and, specifically, racial and class inequality. She is interested in the way education plays a role in perpetuating inequalities. Newman's teaching interests reflect her commitment to exploring the various areas of inequality within the United States context. She has taught numerous classes related to race/ethnicity, class, gender and education.
Ph.D., University of Florida; M.A., University of Florida; M.A., Stanford University; B.A., Emory University
Race and Ethnic Conflict
Gender in the Media
Diversity in Society (a first-year seminar)
Race, Racism, and Privilege (online)