Jacqueline Olga Cooke-Rivers

Jacqueline Olga Cooke-Rivers

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Jacqueline C. Rivers, PhD, the director of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies, earned her doctorate in African-American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University. She is a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She was the founder and executive director of MathPower, a leading community-based nonprofit in Boston for mathematics education reform in urban schools. From 2001 to 2004 she served as executive director for the National TenPoint Leadership Foundation. 

 

(African & African-American Studies/Sociology, November 2014)
Thesis Title: On the Nature of Cultural Capital: The Reinforcing Influence of Non-Elite Forms
Committee: William Julius Wilson (Chair), Lawrence D. Bobo, Orlando Patterson, and Christopher Winship
Initial Placement: Executive Director, Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies; Lecturer in African & African-American Studies, Harvard University

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