Leah Glass is a current PhD student in sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. 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 non-profits 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 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 to her work, expanding the definition of evaluation in the industry.
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 Brooklyn, NY where she lives with her husband and fluff-ball cat, Benazir Bhutto.