Devon Tyrone Wade

Devon Tyrone Wade
Areas of Interest: 
Urban Sociology, Crime & Deviance, Social Mobility and Racial & Ethnic Inequality

Columbia Univeristy, New York, New York

M.A., Sociology (2013)

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana  

B.A., cum laude, Sociology and Criminology (2010)

B.A., cum laude, African & African American Studies (2010) 

Biographical Note: 

Devon Wade is a doctoral student and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in the department of sociology at Columbia University. Devon’s substantive research areas are urban sociology, crime & deviance, social mobility and racial & ethnic inequality. His current doctoral research focuses the understanding of inequality along racial and class lines as it pertains to criminality and urban areas. In particular, he is interested in the collateral consequences that incarceration has on the family - more specifically, the impact that stigma has on this group of children and how perception is influenced. Devon is a recipient of multiple prestigious awards including the Truman Scholarship, the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Fellowship.

Devon balances his research agenda with community involvement and advocacy. His passion is youth advocacy and mentoring. He has traveled across the country speaking at prisons, providing motivational and keynote addresses, as well talking about the effects of parental incarceration at various conferences. He works with a non-profit organization in Houston, TX for children of incarcerated parents called No More Victims as well as organizations in New York City that aid children from low-income areas.


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