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Lauren Fannin

Graduate Student    

M.A., African American Studies, Georgia State


Race & Urban Studies


Lauren Fannin is a second year PhD student. She earned her master’s degree in African American Studies from Georgia State in 2013, where she was awarded the Asa G. Hilliard Outstanding Graduate Award. Lauren’s primary research interests include black women and the intersection of race, gender, and class; expressions of black femininity; mothering; and African American academic achievement. Lauren is a member of the National Council of Black Studies, American Sociological Association, and the Association of Black Sociologists. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and children, entertaining, gardening, cooking, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.