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Jennifer Hochschild is the Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government at Harvard University, Professor of African and African American Studies, and Harvard College Professor. In 2011, she held the John R. Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance at the Library of Congress. She holds lectureships in the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Hochschild studies and teaches about the intersection of American politics and political philosophy - particularly in the areas of race, ethnicity, and immigration - as well as educational and social welfare policies. She also works on issues in public opinion, political culture, and American political thought.
Professor Hochschild is the author or co-author of numerous
books, including the two most recent, Creating a New Racial
Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can
Remake Race in America, co-authored with Vesla Weaver and
Traci Burch (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Bringing
Outsiders In: Transatlantic Perspectives on Immigrant Political
Incorporation, co-edited with John Mollenkopf (Cornell
University Press, 2009). She is also the author of The American
Dream and the Public Schools, co-authored with Nathan
Scovronick (Oxford University Press, 2003), and other books.
Hochschild currently conducts research on the politics and ideology
of genomic science, immigrant political incorporation, and citizens
use of factual information in political decision-making.
Professor Hochschild was founding editor of Perspectives on
Politics, published by the American Political Science
Association, and is currently a co-editor of the American
Political Science Review. She is a Fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences, a former vice-president of the
American Political Science Association, a former member and
vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation,
and a former member of the Board of Overseers of the General Social
Survey. She served as co-chair of the Program Committee for the
annual convention of the APSA in 1996. She has received fellowships
or awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Guggenheim
Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, American
Philosophical Society, Spencer Foundation, American Political
Science Association, Princeton University Research Board, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvards Weatherhead Center for
International Affairs, Mellon Foundation, Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois
Institute, and Harvard's Center for American Political Studies. She
has served as a consultant or expert witness in several school
desegregation cases, most importantly Yonkers Board of
Education v. New York State.
Before coming to Harvard in 2001, Professor Hochschild taught at Duke and Columbia Universities and was William Steward Tod Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University for almost two decades.