Christina Ciocca Eller

Christina Ciocca Eller
Graduate Student Representative
Biographical Note: 
Christina is a PhD candidate in Sociology and a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University.  Her research focuses on stratification, inequality, and social mobility, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between postsecondary education and the labor market.
Christina received her BA at Georgetown University, where she devised an interdisciplinary course of study entitled, "Performance and Culture," and graduated as Valedictorian.  She subsequently earned two Master's degrees at Oxford University - in Women's Studies and Management Research - where she continued to examine the roles and impacts of the Arts in various contexts, while shifting her methodological and analytical frame to Sociology.  
Following her Master's programs, Christina worked in Corporate Communications in New York City, and subsequently served as the Director of Speechwriting and Communications for the president of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  She comes to Columbia committed to intensifying her study of the structure and policy implications of the U.S. system of higher education, in particular.
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