Susan Eaton
Research Director


  • Civil rights
  • Poverty

Susan Eaton is research director at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School. She is the author, most recently, of the book, “The Children in Room E4: American Education on Trial.” Her areas of expertise include school diversity, magnet schools, racial and economic segregation, local-level immigration policy, immigrant integration initiatives and the challenges of schooling amid concentrated poverty. She received her doctorate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she now teaches a course about the implications of demographic change for public schools. Her writing has appeared in numerous scholarly and popular publications. Her book, “Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees and America at its Best,” is due to be released by the New Press in late 2015.