Victoria Sosina

Victoria Sosina

Victoria ( is a doctoral student in the Sociology of Education program at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She is an Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Doctoral Fellow, an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Fellow, and a Stanford Graduate Fellow. Her research uses quantitative methods to examine racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in education, with a focus on the relationship between racial segregation and patterns of school funding and discipline.

Victoria holds an A.B. in Sociology from Harvard University and a Master’s in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education in New York, NY. Before beginning her doctoral program, Victoria taught English in the Dominican Republic through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant as well as elementary education in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Recent publications: 

Sosina, Victoria E. & Weathers, Ericka S. Pathways to Inequality: Segregation and Racial Disparities in School District Expenditures (forthcoming, AERA Open special issue on funding equity).

Weathers, Ericka S., & Sosina, Victoria E. (2019). Separate Remains Unequal: Contemporary Segregation and Racial Disparities in School District Revenue (CEPA Working Paper No.19-02). Available at Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis:

Reardon, Sean F., Doss, Christopher., Gagne, Josh, Gleit, Rebecca, Johnson, Angela, Sosina, Victoria E. (2018). A Portrait of Educational Outcomes in California: Technical Report. Getting Down to Facts II. Policy Analysis for California Education and Stanford University. Available at

Programs and projects:

Dissertation committee: 

sean reardon, Jackelyn Hwang, Francis Alvin Pearman II

Dissertation title: 
How Does Context Matter? Segregation, Inequality, and Disparities in K-12 Education
Research interests: 
Racial Stratification, Inequality, Quantitative Methods, K-12 Education, Education Policy, Sociology of Education

Ph.D. in Sociology of Education, Stanford University (expected 2020)
M.A. in Sociology, Stanford University (expected 2020)
M.A. in Teaching, Elementary Certification, Relay Graduate School of Education, New York, NY, June 2015
A.B in Sociology, Harvard University, May 2012

Contact info: 

Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall Stanford, CA 94305