Kelsey Drotning is a second year PhD student in the Sociology department where she studies inequality and demography. She focuses her research on how residential segregation and housing inequality impact education, health, and life chances. She also participates in Contexts and the Critical Race Initiative. Prior to attending the University of Maryland, Kelsey worked as a program assistant for the National Center for Victims of Crime in Washington, DC where she drafted training materials and compiled resources for advocates regarding crime victim compensation, stalking, and domestic violence. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading novels, trying new restaurants, and exploring the East Coast.

Areas of Interest

  • Community and Urban Sociology
  • Inequality


  • BA
Graduate Student Forum Co-President
ASY 4108
Department of Sociology
kdrotnin [at]
Office Hours
Thursday 11:30-1:45