PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
453 Educational Sciences
1025 W. Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53706
Areas of Expertise & Civic InvolvementsBroton studies educational inequalities with a focus on higher education. She is particularly interested in the role of education institutions in promoting social mobility. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and research fellow in an Institute of Education Sciences pre-doctoral interdisciplinary training program. Prior to graduate school, she worked with low-income middle and high school students in pre-college programs and as a program evaluator.
SSN Key Findings, May 2016
SSN Key Findings, February 2014
"Hungry to Learn: Addressing Food and Housing Insecurity among Undergraduates," (with Sara Goldrick-Rab and Daniel Eisenberg), Argues the need for a multi-pronged, comprehensive set of institutional, state, and local policies to alleviate the barriers presented by poverty, so as to improve educational success., Wisconsin Hope Lab, December 2015.
"Housing Instability among College Students," (with Sara Goldrick-Rab), Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education and Center for Financial Security, September 30, 2013.
Calls attention to the issue of housing insecurity among college students.
"Clearing the Path to a Brighter Future: Addressing Barriers to Community College Access and Success," (with Sara Goldrick-Rab and Christin Gates), Association of Community College Trustees and Single Stop USA, May 31, 2013.
Examines the potential of providing public benefits access to low-income community college students through a single on-campus location.
Talks and Briefings
"Causal Impacts of the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars Program: On Educational Expectations," Affordability and Persistence in Wisconsin Public Higher Education: A Research, Policy, and Practice Conference, Appleton, WI, July 18, 2012.