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Sofia Locklear

PhD Candidate

Research Interests

Sociology of Health and Medicine , Race and Ethnicity , Inequality , Community-Based Participatory Research

Research Statement:

Sofia Locklear (Lumbee Tribe) was born and raised in Seattle, WA. She received her BA from Seattle University, and is currently a PhD candidate in sociology. Her work focuses on social determinants of health in urban American Indian populations and racial formation. Sofia strives to engage in rigorous and dynamic research and evaluation that is centered on community cultural values, needs, and ways of knowing as an effort to combat structural oppression.