Leah Glass completed her PhD in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2022. Her research examines how racism is manifested in various institutions: non-profits, the education system, and even soccer. Her current work explores how "diversity" discourse and initiatives are experienced by staff at organizations and reproduce racist structures.
Leah is a critical, mixed-methods researcher. Formally trained in quantitative methods from NYU's Applied Quantitative Research program, she frequently uses ethnography, participant observation, and interviews in conjunction with surveys and other quantitative methods.
Leah brings her academic talents to the applied world in user and product research, evaluation, strategy, diversity, and organizational culture. She has designed and administered innovative surveys, created and conducted quantitative and qualitative evaluations, designed new data collection tools, and led teams through transformative trainings on racism, whiteness, and equity. Using her critical lens, she has helped incorporate student-centered, participatory-action research methods into her work.
You can also find Leah in the classroom. She has taught college-level courses in both the United States and Turkey as a Fulbright Scholar and has adapted these syllabi for organizational trainings and professional development sessions.
Leah is based in New York's Hudson Valley where she lives with her husband and fluff-ball cat, Benazir Bhutto.
You can view my professional experience and work history here.