Graduate Research Assistant
Aïsha Lehmann (she/her) is a Sociology doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Prior to her graduate studies, Aïsha received a BFA in Studio Art with minors in Sociology and Africana Studies at Brigham Young University. Her research interests include racial identity formation and categorization, in particular their ability to shape resource allocation and mobility. She currently works for the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at UIC conducting research for the Illinois Racial Equity Report on Black Homelessness. Aïsha continues her art practice as an alternative engagement with her research interests, visualizing the individual and the systemic through metaphor. You can view her artist website here.