Darcie Vandegrift

Professor, Sociology, Drake University

Vandegrift’s research is in the area of youth studies, examining how youth navigate the new political, educational, economic and social landscapes of globalization in everyday life. She is currently researching how cities can better support youth and young adults. Her recent publications explore Latin American youth politics and how U.S. students consider multiculturalism and internationalization. Currently, she is completing a book manuscript about Venezuelan young adult political consciousness.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Drake University