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Aaron Foote



Aaron Foote, recipient of a $500 CRF Dissertation Award is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a native of Flint, Michigan, where his dissertation research, under the guidance of Dr. Dan Clawson, interrogates the social, political and health effects that a man-made water disaster has inflicted upon families in the city. Aaron’s research seeks to shed light on the origins of the crisis, rooted in the multigenerational inequality and colorblind racism situated in northern cities, and the lived experiences of the thousands of families in the city that are directly impacted by it. Aaron holds a BA in Social Relations and Policy from Michigan State University, and a MA in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.