- Ph.D. in urban schooling, University of California, Los Angeles
- M.Ed. 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
Race, stratification 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
- Received the VCU School of Education Distinguished Junior Faculty Award in 2015
- Received the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund Grant Award for 2014-15
- Siegel-Hawley, G. (2016). When the fences come down: Twenty-first century lessons from metropolitan school desegregation. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press. http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=3746
- Siegel-Hawley, G. (2014). Race, choice and Richmond schools: New opportunities and challenges for diversity in urban districts. The Urban Review, 46(5). http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11256-014-0277-6
- Siegel-Hawley, G. (2013). Educational gerrymandering? Race and attendance boundaries in a racially changing suburb. Harvard Educational Review, 83(4). http://hepgjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.17763/haer.83.4.k385375245677131
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’s current projects include a book manuscript on the multi-faceted benefits of city-suburban school desegregation and, with colleagues, a mixed-methods examination of the merger and demerger of the Memphis City and Shelby County school districts in Tennessee.
Siegel-Hawley works with the UCLA Civil Rights Project as a research affiliate. She is a Richmond native and a proud graduate of Richmond Public Schools. Siegel-Hawley taught high school history in Baltimore City Public Schools for two years before returning home to spend two more years teaching at John Marshall High School.