Hilary Tackie

Hilary Tackie, Residential Fellow

Hilary N. Tackie (She/They) is a doctoral candidate and Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Fellow in the Department of Comparative Human Development (CHD). Her research interests center schools as important sites of socialization and racialization. Hilary’s dissertation project questions whether remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting collapse of home and school settings, will effect teachers’ understanding of socioeconomic and racial inequality and as a result their pedagogy and practice.


Hilary received her Bachelor of Science from Brown University in 2013, concentrating in Cognitive Neuroscience and Africana Studies. After college, Hilary worked as a research assistant at the Education Trust, an education policy and research non-profit in Washington, D.C. There her work focused on the educational experiences and performance of low-income students and students of color as well as professional experiences particular to teachers of color in the United States. While at the University of Chicago, Hilary has served as a co-coordinator for the Race and Pedagogy Working Group and an executive board member for the Diversity Advisory Board to promote inclusivity and anti-racism across UChicago’s campus