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Corinne Kodama

Senior Research Analyst

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Corinne Kodama is the Senior Research Analyst for Women Employed where her work focuses on research, policy, and thought leadership on a wide range of workplace, labor, and higher education issues with a gender and racial equity lens. She authored WE’s Building Workplaces Where Women Can Thrive: Centering Equity at the Intersection of Gender and Race and Advancing Racial Equity in Higher Education briefs, led the Intersecting Barriers project on the economic challenges of domestic violence survivors, and contributed to the Creating a More Equitable Recovery report for the City of Chicago Mayor’s Women’s Advisory Council. Other areas of work include federal student loan debt, women over 50, Minority Serving Institutions, and serving on WE’s Strategic Planning and Racial Equity and Inclusion committees. 

Prior to Women Employed, Corinne had a long career in higher education including student, academic, and multicultural affairs. Corinne is also a Visiting Research Assistant Professor in the Global Asian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she worked on the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) project and was founding Associate Director of the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center. Corinne has taught higher education, counseling, leadership, and Asian American studies at Chicago-area universities, and her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, monographs, and blogs. She has been a frequent speaker and consultant at campuses and professional associations and volunteers as a scholarship reader for APIA Scholars and the Japanese Americans Citizens League Chicago Scholarship Committee. She has B.A.s from the University of Washington, an M.A. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago.

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