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Olivia Marcucci, MSW, PhD

An interdisciplinary scholar of educational and racial equity

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Education

[How] can American schools become anti-racist, liberatory institutions?


Who I am


  • PhD, Washington University in St. Louis (2019)
  • MSW, Washington University in St. Louis (2013)
  • BA, Harvard University (2010)

I am an Assistant Professor in the clinical faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Education. My areas of expertise include:

  • school-to-prison pipeline
  • school-based Restorative Justice
  • racial justice and equity in schools, with an intersectional focus
  • community-engaged research/research-practice partnerships

What I Do


Research racial equity in American schools, particularly focused on the school-to-prison pipeline & restorative justice

Collaborate with schools and districts in Research-Practice Partnerships

Train students on the social contexts of education, critical consciousness, & scholarly communication

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

Aborginal Activists Group, Queensland, 1970 (frequently attributed to Lilla Watson)

Are you a school, district, or educational entity interested in collaborating?


“It has taken me many years of intensive study and practice to be able to recognize and articulate how I am shaped by being white, and this in itself is an example of whiteness.”

Robin DiAngelo, What does it mean to be White?: Developing White racial literacy