Olivia Marcucci, PhD

A critical scholar of race & justice in schools

How do schools contribute to and disrupt racialized systems of injustice?

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 at Johns Hopkins School of Education. My areas of expertise include:

  • racial justice and equity in schools, with an intersectional focus
  • school-to-prison pipeline
  • school-based Restorative Justice
  • 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

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?