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Elizabeth B. Roberts

Elizabeth B. Roberts

Name, Title
Elizabeth B. Roberts

Degree: Ph.D
Email: ebr@vt.edu
Previous Education: University of Louisville, M.A. in Sociology (2017); College of Charleston, B.S. in Sociology (2014)

Research and Interests: Race and ethnicity, immigration, higher education, social justice.

Bio: Prior to pursuing a PhD, Elizabeth spent several years working as an admissions counselor for the College of Charleston Honors College and used her research experience to develop admissions practices that promote racial equity and justice. She received her master's degree from the University of Louisville, where she studied the non-profit organizations serving immigrants and refugees and served as a graduate teaching assistant for a course on race relations in the United States. Elizabeth is particularly interested in interdisciplinary and community-engaged study as well as developing as a scholar-practitioner.

Presentations: Roberts, Elizabeth B. 2021. “The Racialization of ‘Fit’ in the Honors College Admissions
Process.” Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society.

Roberts, John R. and Elizabeth B. Roberts. 2020. “Cultivating Inclusive Leadership: Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Curriculum in Community Engagement.” Poster presentation at the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference.

Roberts, Elizabeth B. 2019. “Stretched and Limited: The Role of Organizational Partnerships
on Somali Refugees’ Integration Experiences.” Paper presentation at the International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference.

Roberts, Elizabeth B. 2017. “Organizational Collaboration and Its Impact on Immigrant and
Refugee Experiences.” Paper presentation at the North Central Sociological Association Conference.

Twitter: @ebethrayroberts
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-burdette-roberts-7123038a/

Quote: "Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone."