David Rangel

Assistant Professor of Education
David Rangel

David Enrique Rangel joined Brown University and the PSTC in 2016. Broadly, he uses sociological perspectives to understand processes that generate social inequality, with emphasis on the Latino experience in the United States. His current work uses social capital theory and mixed methods research to study how school-based parental social relationships develop in the school community and the effects of these relationships on children’s early educational outcomes.

His research has been funded by fellowships from Ford Foundation and by training grants from the National Institutes for Health and the Institute of Education Sciences.

Selected Publications

Rangel, David E. Valdez, Carmen R. A Culturally Senstive Approach to Large-Scale Prevention Studies: A Case Study of Randomized Controlled Trial With Low-Income Latino Communities. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 2017, 1-19. 

Shoji, Megan N., Haskins, Anna R., Rangel, David E., Sorensen, Kia N. The emergence of social capital in low-income Latino elementary schools. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 2014, 29 (4) : 600-613.

Scholarly Interests

Educational inequality, Race and ethnicity, Social psychology, Social stratification

Affiliated Departments

Department of Education