Anna Haskins

Andrew V. Tackes Associate Professor of Sociology

Associate Director, Initiative on Race and Resilience

August 31, 2021; Anna Haskins (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Department of Sociology

Anna Haskins’ research examines how three of America’s most powerful social institutions—the education system, the family, and the criminal justice system—connect and interact in ways that both preserve and mitigate social inequality, with emphases on early educational outcomes, intergenerational impacts, and disparities by race/ethnicity.

Her work has been published in the American Sociological ReviewSocial ForcesSociological ScienceSociology of Education and Social Science Research, among other scholarly outlets. She is co-editor of the When Parents are Incarcerated: Interdisciplinary Research and Interventions to Support Children (2018, APA Press). Her current projects explore meso-level processes through which schools inhibit or promote institutional engagement among system-involved families, as well as studying more complicated intersections between schooling and punishment such as public attitudes around college-in-prison programs.

Haskins is a former elementary school teacher.