Out of Sight: An Ethnographic Study of Student Poverty and Homelessness in New York State

Awarded Scholars:
Sean Drake, Syracuse University
Project Date:
Mar 2023
Award Amount:

Previous scholarship on homelessness has focused on single, street-homeless, adult men and has largely neglected to examine the experiences of homeless families and children. Sociologist Sean Drake will explore how homelessness impacts children’s experiences with school, including how homelessness makes schooling unpredictable, inconsistent, and challenging. He will conduct participant observation, in-depth interviews, and diary interviews for his study.


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