Title: Graduate Assistant
Kasey Lansberry is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at The University of Akron. Her main areas of focus include Family, Social Class and Gender inequalities. Kasey was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and earned her Bachelor’s degree at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, OH. She earned her Master’s degree here at The University of Akron, where she completed her thesis, “Welfare Participation Rates Among the Eligible Poor: A County-Level Analysis of the North Carolina Work First Program.” Kasey’s current research interests include motherhood and poverty, race and gender inequalities, and welfare office discourse. Kasey is involved in the campus chapter of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) and is currently serving as the Mentoring Director of the Sociology Department’s chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD).