Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Concentration Coordinator, Educational Leadership, Policy and Justice

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in urban schooling, University of California - Los Angeles
  • M.A. in education policy and management, Harvard University
  • M.A.T. in secondary social studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A. in history/sociology, University of Virginia

Research interests

Race, education and inequality in American schools; the social, economic, legal and political contexts surrounding metropolitan schools; regional-, district- and school-level policies to promote diversity and reduce segregation; the relationship between school and housing segregation

Career highlights

  • Received the VCU School of Education Distinguished Scholarship Award in 2019
  • National Education Policy Center, UC Boulder, Research Fellow
  • Research advisory board member, National Coalition on School Diversity
  • Research associate, UCLA Civil Rights Project, 2008-2012

Recent projects

  • Siegel-Hawley, G. (2020). A Single Garment: Creating Intentionally Diverse Schools that Benefit All Children. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
  • Race-conscious educational policies in the post Obama era: Separation of powers, federalism and civil society, co-PI, Spencer Foundation.

Recent publications


Dr. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley’s research focuses on examining school segregation and resegregation in U.S. metropolitan areas, along with strategies for promoting inclusive school communities and policy options for a truly integrated society. She teaches courses examining how – and why – equal educational opportunity is distributed so unequally across urban, suburban and exurban districts. Siegel-Hawley is a native of Richmond and a proud graduate of and former teacher in Richmond Public Schools.

Curriculum Vitae

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