Sylvia A. Harvey
Harvey’s research and reporting investigates the way culture, politics, history, public health, public policy, and economics affect our lives. The Oakland native earned a BA in sociology from Columbia University, where her research experience advanced her commitment to understanding inequality, and fueled her desire to communicate her work beyond the academy. Leveraging her sociological training to examine social inequalities, she subsequently pursued graduate training in journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.
As a panelist, Harvey has spoken about mass incarceration and social justice issues at a number of institutions. She is the recipient of a National Headliner Award and a National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence award. Harvey lives in New York City.
TOPICS: Race, Criminal Justice, Gender, Policy