Kelley Fong

Affiliate-Former Emp Research

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
Office Location: Old CE Building G17
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Kelley Fong is an assistant professor in the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech. Her primary research and teaching interests include poverty, inequality, social policy, social services, children and youth, education, and family life. Her current research on the U.S. child protection system draws on administrative data as well as qualitative fieldwork with mothers, child welfare agency staff, and professionals mandated to report child maltreatment. She is developing a book manuscript based on this research. Other research projects examine school choice and residential decision-making.

  • Ph.D., Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard University
  • A.M., Sociology, Harvard University
  • B.A., History and American Studies, Stanford University


Research Fields:
  • Education Policy
  • U.S. Society and Politics/Policy Perspectives
  • United States
  • Education
  • Inequality and Poverty
  • Inequality, Inequity, and Social Justice


  • HTS-2016: Soc Issues&Public Policy
  • HTS-3072: Sociology of Education