Darion N. Blalock is a second year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan. Prior to his graduate studies, he completed a BA in Anthropology from the University of Rochester.
Darion’s research broadly focuses on the intersections of race, class, and gender and their effects on the lives and experiences of Black Americans in urban contexts. Specifically, he aims to focus on the experiences of low-income, high school aged Black youth in such environments by centering their voices to understand how they perceive and make meaning of their social worlds. Darion’s interests stem from his own lived in experiences as a native of the Southside of Chicago.