Deborwah Faulk is a native of Sumter, South Carolina. She earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from Spelman College and completed her masters degree in sociology at The Ohio State University. She is currently continuing her doctoral studies in the Department of Sociology at Ohio State. Her research interests are rooted in issues related to social inequality, sociology of (higher) education and race, class and gender stratification. Her current work explores the role of institutions, mainly colleges and universities, in perpetuating (or mediating) labor market inequality and stratification in the workplace. Deborwah is specifically intrigued by the mechanisms and processes that differentiate the relative success of some college graduates compared to others. Her scholarship is motivated by questions such as, how does college type, or where students attend college, matter for economic returns? How does institutional context and culture influence students level of social, cultural and professional capital post-graduation? And do underrepresented and/or marginalized populations reap the same benefits on their college degrees and educational experiences?
Upon the completion of her degree, Deborwah plans to pursue a career in the academy.