Alannah Caisey

I am broadly interested in topics related to Black feminist epistemologies, liberatory pedagogies, Black Liberation, intersectionality, and education inequality. Some of the projects I have worked on center on the experiences of Black girls in advanced placement courses and on empowerment programming as an intervention in reducing inequality.  My research has focused on education inequality as it relates to the status of Black girls in the United States through an exploration of teaching pedagogy, curriculum, after-school programming, and the lived experiences of Black girls. My current research examines Black women's liberatory pedagogies as a mechanism for teaching Black Liberation. I am currently an editorial assistant for the peer-reviewed academic journal Educational Researcher.

Education & Training

  • MA, University of Pittsburgh, 2019
  • BA, University of Scranton, 2015

Representative Publications

Howell, Junia and Alannah Caisey. 2019. “What We Need is Education: Differentiating the Mechanisms Contributing to Persistent Racial Inequality of Education.” Phylon: The Clark Atlanta University Review of Race and Culture. 56 (1): 58-80.

Research Interests

  • Race theory
  • Sociology of education
  • Gender, sexuality, and women's studies
  • Public sociology