Kristin Jordan is a graduate student in Sociology at Indiana University. Her research and teaching interests include the sociology of education, stratification and inequality, sociology of culture, and race, class, and gender. Her research explores inequality in higher education and the transition from high school to college. Kristin's master's thesis, completed in 2008, examines the influence of cultural capital and college preparations on college application behavior. In 2010, she completed her qualifying exams in education and inequality. She has taught introduction to sociology and sociology of education.
Before coming to IU, Kristin received a BA in sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she graduated with highest honors and distinction in the major in 2004. After earning her BA, she lived in Santa Barbara and worked in student affairs and residential life where her research interests in higher education developed. Although she had a hard time leaving the beach, she loves Bloomington and experiencing "real" seasons for the first time. Kristin enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, spending time with friends, and volunteering with Bloomington's College Mentor Program.