Devon Magliozzi is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Stanford University. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Chicago. Her research investigates multiple dimensions of inequality in the United States, identifying processes that create stratification by class, race, and gender.
Her dissertation examines how security strategies in an elite suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area perpetuate inequality by race and class. She uses in-depth interviews and participant observation with residents to shed light on how elites understand, contribute to, and justify inequality in security across neighborhood lines.
Through multiple collaborative projects, she explores how biases permeate research practices, workplaces, and residential neighborhoods to produce systematic advantages for some while disadvantaging others. She has contributed to interdisciplinary projects at Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research and Center on Poverty and Inequality, as well as Princeton University's VizE Lab for Ethnographic Data Visualization.