Broton’s research interests include sociology of education, social stratification, and education policy. She uses multiple methods to examine the role of poverty and inequality in higher education as well as policies and programs designed to minimize related disparities and promote college success. She is best known for her work on basic needs insecurity among college students, including the recent book, Food Insecurity on Campus: Action and Intervention. Broton teaches graduate courses on research methods, finance in higher education, and higher education policy.
- Higher education
- Financial aid
- Student success
- Food and housing insecurity in higher education