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Remembering CC DuBois

Created: January 4, 2018
CC DuBois

After a battle with brain cancer, TGS alumna Cynthia (CC) DuBois passed away on January 3. We are deeply saddened by this great loss to our graduate community.

CC completed her doctorate in Human Development and Social Policy in the fall of 2017. At Northwestern, she conducted policy-relevant research in the field of labor economics, employing econometric methods to draw causal conclusions regarding the impact of race-based affirmative action policies on hiring outcomes. Her dissertation focused on measuring the impact of different types of affirmative action policies. CC was the first SESP graduate student to be inducted into the society of fellows as a Presidential Fellow in the spring of 2016.

The first chapter of her dissertation, “The Impact of ‘Soft’ Affirmative Action Policies on Minority Hiring in Executive Leadership: The Case of the NFL's Rooney Rule," was published in the American Law and Economics Review in 2016.

Prior to attending Northwestern, she received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Louisiana State University and a master’s in public policy from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. 

A native of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, DuBois grew up around horses on her father’s ranch. She was an American Quarter Horse Youth Association world champion calf roper in 2004. 

CC was passionate about her work and will be greatly missed by her colleagues and friends at Northwestern. DuBois is survived by her partner, John Boller, her father, Bruce Dubois and sister, Shelley. Her mother, Alice, preceded her in death in 2015.