Katrina Burkett

Katrina Burkett

Katrina Burkett

Sociology: Katrina is a Sociology MA student interested in sociology of education, special education, educational policy, education inequality, qualitative methods

I am a second-year MA student studying Sociology at George Mason University. During my undergrad, I was in the Accelerated Master’s Program also at George Mason University and received my BA in Sociology with a concentration in Deviance, Crime, and Social Control and a Minor in Psychology. 

My research interests include the sociology of education, special education, educational policy, education inequality, and qualitative methods. During my undergrad, I conducted a qualitative study on why students with learning disabilities don't disclose their disability in order to receive accommodations in postsecondary education. This particular research topic and population continues to be the focus of my research in my graduate studies at Mason. I am currently working to complete my Master's capstone project which focuses on the personal experiences of students with learning disabilities in postsecondary education in order to emphasize the barriers that prevent them from exceeding both academically and socially and how these barriers may impact their transition into the workforce post-graduation.