Kesha Moore, Associate Professor of Sociology, received her P.h.D and M.A. degrees in Sociology with a Certificate in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.S.W. in Community Organizing from the University of Michigan, and her B.A. degree in Cross-cultural Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College. Her areas of interest include race and class stratification, urban neighborhoods, and the symbolic construction of identity. She has conducted research on community development in urban neighborhoods, inter-class relations within the Black community, the role of churches in community development, and the impact of welfare reform. Currently, she is working on an analysis of African American women and the hair care industry. Partnering with Citizen Schools in Newark, NJ to engage middle school students in a  youth participatory action research project called “Discovering Newark”.  She is Associate Director of the College Bound Consortium, which provides college degrees for incarcerated people at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility