Kelley Fong

Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
Email Address:
ktfong@gatech.edu
Office Location:
Old CE Building G17

Overview

Personal Pronouns:
she/her

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.

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

Interests

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