Simone Durham was born and raised in Sacramento, California, but has lived in Maryland since 2011. She obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Arts degrees in Sociology from Morgan State University in Baltimore. During the year between obtaining her master's degree and entering the doctoral program in sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, she taught undergraduate level courses at both Morgan State University and Anne Arundel Community College. She also worked for the Office of Student Success and Retention at MSU for the three years spanning her master’s program and year off, coordinating the university-wide Financial Literacy Program and working to track and assist students in the six-year graduation cohorts. While at UMD, Simone’s intends to specialize in the Social Psychology and Stratification areas. Her research interests include racial identity development and socialization, race relations and inequality, and social justice.
- BA Sociology, Morgan State University, May 2014
- MA Sociology, Morgan State University, May 2016
Department of Sociology