Sewheat T Haile
Center for Global Affairs
Sewheat Haile is a Sociology PhD student at NYU. Her research interests include environmental justice, activism, race, and social inequality. Her past research has explored racially-biased media coverage of Hurricane Sandy and subsequent rebuilding efforts in NYC. Her current projects study discriminatory mortgage lending practices after floods in the US and grassroots environmental activism in urban areas. She has been awarded the Dean's Doctoral Fellowship and Urban Doctoral Fellowship while at NYU. Prior to graduate school, Sewheat worked in education access as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to low-income students of color through various nonprofit organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Princeton University.