Olivia Marcucci is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Education. She is a critical scholar of race & justice in schools. Her current research agenda is motivated by the foundational question: how do schools contribute to or disrupt racialized systems of injustice? Her primary research line pays particular attention to the social and cultural processes in school discipline, restorative justice, and social control practices that intersect with the school-to-prison pipeline. She has published her scholarship in journals like American Educational Research Journal, Urban Education, and Teachers College Record. Through her scholarship, Olivia has built multiple research-practice partnerships with educators and students. These community-engaged research projects have generated new knowledge, practices, and policies in their respective school communities. She holds a PhD in Education and a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.
Keywords: Race; inequality; K-12 education; school discipline; restorative justice.