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Stephanie Michelle Curenton-Jolly
Nonresident Fellow
Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population
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  • Outside Affiliations
  • My work is inspired by a desire to change the narrative about racially marginalized children’s development and learning so that society can see their diversity, tenacity, and talent. I was attracted to Urban because of the work it does that directly informs policymaking in relation to children and families, and I enjoy collaborating with colleagues on a multitude of projects related to early care and education and children’s health.
    Research Areas
    Children and youth
    Social safety net
    Race and equity
    Outside Affiliations
    Boston University
    Professor, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development; Executive Director, Center on the Ecology of Early Development

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