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Alumni

Samuel J. Abrams, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2010.
Assistant Professor of Politics, Sarah Lawrence College.

 

Christopher Adolph, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2005.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Associate Professor of Statistics, University of Washington, Seattle.
and Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research,
University of Michigan (2008-2009).



Bankers, Bureaucrats, and Central Bank PoliticsChristopher Adolph's first book, Bankers, Bureaucrats, and Central Bank Politics: the Myth of Neutrality has been published by Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Christopher Adolph's dissertation, "The Dilemma of Discretion: Career Ambitions and the Politics of Central Banking," has won the 2005 Mancur Olson Award for best dissertation in political economy, given the by the Political Economy Section of the American Political Science Association.



Marcus Alexander, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2009.
M.D. candidate and Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University.

 

Weihua (Edward) An, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2011.
Lecturer in Sociology, Harvard University (2011-2012).
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Statistics, Indiana University, Bloomington (2012- ).

 

Christopher Bail, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2011.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of Michigan (2011-2013).
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (beginning 2013).



Christopher Bail's first book, Terrified:
How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream
, will be published by Princeton University Press in December 2014.


 

Lucy Barnes, Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government, 2010.
Research Fellow, Marie Curie Excellence Project, Trinity College Dublin (2009-2011).
Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford (2011-present).

 

Leah Platt Boustan, Ph.D. in Economics 2006.
Assistant Professor of Economics, UCLA (2006-2012).
Associate Professor (with tenure), UCLA (2012- ).


Leah Platt Boustan '06, Carola Frydman '06, and Robert Margo are the editors of Human Capital in History: The American Record, forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in October 2014.

Leah Platt Boustan is a Straus Fellow for 2013-2014 with The Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice at NYU School of Law. Straus Fellows are selected annually to pursue research on a common theme, which for 2013-2014 is “Racial, Ethnic, and Economic Segregation.” 

Leah Platt Boustan is the winner of a 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded to "126 early-career scholars [who] represent the most promising scientific researchers working today."

Leah Platt Boustan’s dissertation, "The Effect of Black Migration on Northern Cities and Labor Markets, 1940-1970,” has won the Economic History Association’s Alan Nevins Prize for best dissertation in US economic history.



 

Jesse Bradford, Ph.D. in Sociology & Social Policy, 2009.
McKinsey & Company, London and Washington, DC.

 

Elias Bruegmann, Ph.D. in Economics, 2008.
Associate, Cornerstone Research (2008-2011).
Managing Director, The Greatest Good (2011- ).

 

Traci R. Burch, Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2007.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University,
and Research Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.


Traci Burch's latest book, Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation, has been published by University of Chicago Press (2013).

"The first book to demonstrate the ways in which the institutional effects of imprisonment undermine already disadvantaged communities, Trading Democracy for Justice speaks to issues at the heart of democracy."

Creating a New Racial OrderJennifer L. Hochschild, Vesla M. Weaver (Ph.D. '07), and Traci R. Burch's book, Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America, has been published by Princeton University Press (2012).

Traci Burch has won the American Political Science Association's E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American Politics (2009); the William Anderson Award for the best dissertation in field of state and local politics, federalism, or intergovernmental relations (2008); and the Urban Politics Section award for best dissertation in urban politics (2008) for her dissertation, “Punishment and Participation: How Criminal Convictions Threaten American Democracy.”

Traci Burch has won the 2007 Harvard University Robert Noxon Toppan prize, awarded for the best essay or dissertation upon a subject of political science, for her dissertation, “Punishment and Participation: How Criminal Convictions
Threaten American Democracy.”


 

Naomi Calvo, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2007.
Principal Associate, Education Resource Strategies (2007-2011).
Director of Research and Accountability, Bellevue School District, Washington (2011 - ).

 

Lorenzo Casaburi, Ph.D. in Economics, 2013.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

 

Jacqueline Chattopadhyay, Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2012.
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 

Victor Tan Chen, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2012.
American Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (2012-2014).

 


Victor Tan Chen's dissertation on unemployed autoworkers in the US and Canada was awarded the Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association in 2012. Victor's book manuscript is currently under contract at the University of California Press.

 

The Missing MiddleKatherine S. Newman (now Johns Hopkins University) and Victor Tan Chen are the authors of The Missing Middle: Portraits of the Near Poor in America (Beacon Press, 2007).

 



Hanley Chiang, Ph.D. in Economics, 2008.
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Princeton, NJ.

 

Andrew Clarkwest, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2005.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Population Studies Center
University of Michigan (2005-2007).
Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Washington, DC (2007- ).

 

Carrie Conaway, A.M. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2001.
Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation,
Massachusetts Department of Education

 

Susan Crawford Sullivan, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2005.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and an Edward Bennett Williams Fellow, College of the Holy Cross.

 


Susan Crawford Sullivan's first book, Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty (University of Chicago 2011) explores the role of religion in the lives of low-income urban mothers.

Winner of 2012 Distinguished Book Award from the Sociology of Religion Section of the American Sociological Association.

Winner of the 2012 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty


 

Porsha Cropper, Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2012.
Senior Analyst, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA.

 

David Deming, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2010.
Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (2010-2011).
Assistant Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education (2011- ).

 


David Deming is one of five new William T. Grant Scholars for 2013. The William T. Grant Scholars Program “supports the professional development of promising early career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences” with five-year research awards.


 

Jeffrey Denis, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2011.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, McMaster University.


Benjamin Deufel, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2006.
Senior Associate, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (2004-2007).
Practice Manager, Corporate Executive Board (2007- ).

 

Daniel Devroye, Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government, 2002.
McKinsey & Company, Washington, DC.

 

Rachel Deyette Werkema, Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government, 2004.
Deputy Research Director, MassInc (2004-2007).
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

 

Will S. Dobbie, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2013.
Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University.

 


Will Dobbie is a co-winner of the 2013 W.E. Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award for the best dissertation on employment-related issues for his dissertation, “Essays in Labor Economics.”


 

Katherine Levine Einstein, Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2012.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston University.

 


Katherine Levine Einstein's dissertation, "Divided Regions: Race, Political Segregation, and the Fragmentation of American Metropolitan Policy," has been awarded Harvard University's Senator Charles Sumner Prize, given for the best dissertations “from the legal, political, historical, economic, social, or ethnic approach, dealing with any means or measures tending toward the prevention of war and the establishment of universal peace.".


 

David K. Evans, Ph.D. in Economics, 2005.
Economist, Human Development Group, The World Bank, Latin America and the Caribbean (2011- ).

 

Andrew Feldman, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2007.
Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle (2009).
Executive Assistant, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (2009-2011).
Founder and Director of BadgerStat, a nonpartisan non-profit that informs public debate in Wisconsin (2011- ).
Lecturer in Public Affairs, Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011-12 ).
Special Advisor for Intergovernmental Performance Management, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (2013- ).

 


What Works in Work-First WelfareAndrew Feldman's book, What Works in Work-First Welfare (Upjohn Institute Press, 2011), explores why some employment programs in New York City are more effective than others at helping people get and keep jobs.

 


 

Michael Javen Fortner, Ph.D. in Government & Social Policy, 2010.
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Dept. of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University-Camden (2011- ).

 


Michael Javen Fortner is the author of Black Silent Majority: Urban Politics and the Development of the Rockefeller Drug Laws (under contract with Harvard University Press) and editor of Urban Citizenship and American Democracy: The Historical and Institutional Roots of Local Politics and Policy (with Amy Bridges) (forthcoming)


 

Ethan Fosse, Ph.D. in Sociology, expected 2014.


The Cultural MatrixProfessor Orlando Patterson and Ethan Fosse are the editors of The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth, forthcoming from Harvard University Press in January 2015.

 

 


 

Nathan Fosse, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2012.
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Junior Fellow, Harvard University (2011-2013).
Research Analyst, Tufts University (2013- ).

 

Cybelle Fox, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2007.
Robert Wood Johnson Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of California, Berkeley (2007-2009).
and Assistant Professor of Sociology (2009- ), University of California, Berkeley.

 


Three Worlds of ReliefCybelle Fox's latest book, Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal, has been published by Princeton University Press (2012).

Winner of the 2013 Distinguished Book Award, Latina/o Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.

Winner of the 2013 Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award, International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.

Winner of the 2012 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Co-Winner of the 2013 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.

Winner of the 2012 Award for Best Book in Latino Politics, Latino Caucus of the American Political Science Association.


 

Bernard L. Fraga, Ph.D. in Government & Social Policy, 2013.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Indiana University-Bloomington.

 

Carola Frydman, Ph.D. in Economics, 2006.
Assistant Professor of Finance, Sloan School of Management, MIT (2006-2011).
Assistant Professor of Economics, Boston University (2011- ).

 


Leah Platt Boustan '06, Carola Frydman '06, and Robert Margo are the editors of Human Capital in History: The American Record, forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in October 2014.



Katherine N. Gan, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2010.
Senior Analyst, Abt Associates, Bethesda, MD.

 

Amanda Garrett, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2013.
Lecturer in Government, Harvard University.

 

Benjamin Goodrich, Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2010.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Statistics Center, Columbia University (2010- ).
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (2013- ).

 

Nora E. Gordon, Ph.D. in Economics, 2002.
Assistant Professor of Economics, UCSD (2002-2009).
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University (2010-present).

 

Elizabeth Greenwood, Ph.D. in Economics, 2012.
Boston Consulting Group, Chicago.

 

Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2009.
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Marriage Research Bowling Green State University (2009-2010).
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Franklin and Marshall College (2009-2011).
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2011-13 ).
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013- ).

 


It's Not Like I'm PoorIt's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World, co-authored by Sarah Halpern-Meekin '09, Kathryn Edin (Johns Hopkins University), Laura Tach '10, and Jennifer Sykes '11, will be available from University of California Press in January 2015.

 


 

Seth D. Hannah, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2011.
Research Associate, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School (2009- ).
Lecturer in Sociology, Harvard University (2011- ).

 

David J. Harding, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2005.
Associate Professor of Sociology and Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan (2005-2013).
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley (2013- ).

 


David Harding has been awarded the 2011 Henry Russel Award, one of University of Michigan's highest awards given to mid-career faculty for "exceptional scholarship and conspicuous ability as a teacher." (2010).

Living the DramaDavid Harding's first book, Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys, has been published by the University of Chicago Press (2010).

 

 



Tarek Hassan, Ph.D. in Economics, 2009.
Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

 

Michael Henderson, Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2011.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Mississippi.

 

Matissa N. Hollister, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2006.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Dartmouth College (2006-2013).
Assistant Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University (2013- ).

 

Daniel J. Hopkins, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2007.
Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University.

 


Dan Hopkins has been awarded American Political Science Association’s E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of American Government (2008).


 

John J. Horton, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2011.
Staff Economist, oDesk Corporation (2011-2013).
Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Stern School of Business, New York University (starting 2013).

 

Joel Horwich, A.M. in Sociology and Social Policy.
Citizen Schools.

 

Kirsten Dinnall Hoyte, A.M. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2007.
Author and Teacher, Concord Academy.

 


Black MarksKirsten Dinnall Hoyte is the author of Black Marks (Akashic Books, 2006). She was awarded the Astraea Emerging Writer Award in 2006 and was a finalist for A Room of Her Own's Gift of Freedom award in 2007.

 

 


 

Bert Huang, Ph.D. in Economics, 2009.
Associate Professor of Law, Columbia University Law School.

 

Elisabeth S. Jacobs, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2008.
American Sociological Association Congressional Fellow (2008-2009) (info» ), and Senior Policy Analyst, US Congress Joint Economic Committee (2009-2011).
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution (2011- ).

 


Who Cares? Public Ambivalence and Government ActivismWho Cares? Public Ambivalence and Government Activism from the New Deal to the Second Gilded Age, by Katherine S. Newman and Elisabeth S. Jacobs, has been published by Princeton University Press (2010).

 


 

Tomás Jiménez, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2005.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Diego (2005-2008).
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stanford University (2008- ).

 


Replenished EthnicityTomás Jiménez's first book, Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity, has been published by the University of California Press (2010).

 

 


 

Rebecca Kalmus, A.M. in Economics, 2005.
Economist, Council of Economic Advisers (2004-2006).
J.D., University of Texas Law School, 2009.
Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) Team Leader, IRS Office of Chief Counsel (2009- ).


Andrew Karch, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2003.
Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas, Austin (2003-2010).
Arleen C. Carlson Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota (2010- ).

 


Democratic Laboratories by Andrew KarchAndy Karch’s first book, Democratic Laboratories: Policy Diffusion among the American States, has been published by University of Michigan Press (2007).

 

 

 

Early StartHis second book, Early Start: Preschool Politics in the United States, has been published by the University of Michigan Press (2013).

 

 

 




Felipe Kast, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2009.
Minister of Planning and Cooperation, Government of Chile (2010-2011).
Presidential Delegate for Chilean Reconstruction, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Chile (2011-2012 ).
Founder, Evolución Política, Chile.
Deputy, National Congress of Chile (2014-present).

 

June (Kim) Han, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2007.

 

Noam Kirson, Ph.D. in Economics, 2008.
Manager, Analysis Group, Boston, MA.

 

Keren Ladin, Ph.D. in Health Policy, 2013.
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, Tufts University.


Jason M. Lakin, Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2008.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health (2008-2009).
Program Officer, International Budget Partnership (2009- ).

 

Andrew Leigh, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2004.
Professor, Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (2004-2010).
Member of Parliament, Australia (2010- ).

 


DisconnectedIn August 2010 Andrew Leigh was elected a Member of Parliament for the district of Fraser in the Australian House of Representatives.

Andrew Leigh's book, Disconnected, has been published by the University of New South Wales Press (2010).

Andrew Leigh has won the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Early Career Award (2006).

 


 

Therese Leung, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2008
Labor Policy Advisor, US House Committee on Education and Labor (2008-2010).
Associate Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Health Policy and Management, National University of Singapore (2010-2013 ).
Associate Director of External Affairs, MDRC (2013- ).

 

Victoria Levin, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2010
The World Bank.

 

Katerina Linos, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2007
Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows (2006-2009).
Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School (2009-2010).
Assistant Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law (2010- ).



Katerina Linos's first book, The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion (Oxford University Press, 2013), examines how health, family, and employment laws spread across countries.

The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion

Katerina Linos is the 2011 recipient of the Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship.

Her 2007 dissertation, "Diffusion of Social Policies Across OECD Countries," also won the Harvard University Senator Charles M Sumner Prize for the best dissertation “from the legal, political, historical, economic, social, or ethnic approach, dealing with any means or measures tending toward the prevention of war and the establishment of universal peace”.


 

Adam Looney, Ph.D. in Economics, 2004.
Economist,U.S. Federal Reserve Board (2004-2010).
Senior Economist, Council of Economic Advisers (2009-2010).
Policy Director of The Hamilton Project and Senior Fellow in Economics, The Brookings Institution (2010- ).

 

Helen B. Marrow, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2007.
Robert Wood Johnson Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Policy Research. University of California, Berkeley (2008-2010).
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tufts University (2010- ).

 


New Destination DreamingHelen Marrow's book, New Destination Dreaming: Immigration, Race, and Legal Status in the Rural American South (Stanford University Press, 2011), draws on 129 in-depth interviews and a year of participant observation to understand how Hispanic/Latino newcomers are being incorporated into or excluded from economic, social, institutional, and political life in “new immigrant destinations” of the rural U.S. South.

Helen Marrow has won the American Sociological Association's 2008 Dissertation Award for best dissertation submitted in the previous calendar year for her dissertation, "Southern Becoming: Immigrant Incorporation and Race Relations in the Rural and Small-Town U.S. South."


 

Shelley McDonough Kimelberg, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2007.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University.

 

Jal Mehta, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2006.
Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

 


The Allure of OrderJal Mehta's latest book, The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling (Oxford University Press, May 2013), "recounts a century of attempts at revitalizing public education, and puts forward a truly new agenda to reach this elusive goal."

The Futures of School ReformThe Futures of School Reform, edited by Jal Mehta, Robert B. Schwartz, and Frederick M. Hess (Harvard Education Press, 2012), represents the culminating work of a three-year discussion among national education leaders convened by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Jal Mehta spent the 2011-12 academic year as a fellow at Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. He is working on a project, The Chastened Dream, about the limits and possibilities of using social science as a means of achieving social progress.

Jal Mehta is a 2010 recipient of the Spencer Foundation's Exemplary Dissertation Award for his dissertation, "The Transformation of American Educational Policy, 1980-2001: Ideas and the Rise of Accountability Politics."

Jal was also awarded the 2008 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Politics of Education.

 


 

David Mericle, Ph.D. in Economics, 2012.
U.S. Economist, Goldman Sachs

 

Holly H. Ming, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2009.
Breakthrough, Ltd, Hong Kong, and The Youth Foundation, Beijing and Shanghai.



Holly Ming's first book, The Education of Migrant Children and China's Future, has been published by Routledge in 2014.

"There are more than 225 million rural-to-urban migrant workers, and some 20 million migrant children in Chinese cities. Because of policies related to the household registration (hukou) system, migrant students are not allowed a public high school education in the cities, so their urban education stops abruptly at the end of middle school. This book investigates the post-middle school education and labor market decisions of migrant students in Beijing and Shanghai, and provides a glimpse into the future of a crucial link in China’s development. The stories of how these migrant students seek upward mobility and urban citizenship also reveal one of the most intricate structural inequalities in China today."


 

Joshua Mitchell, Ph.D. in Economics, 2011.
Research Associate, The Urban Institute.

 

Kirk Moore, Ph.D. in Economics, 2009.
Associate, McKinsey & Company (2009-2011).
Director of Strategy and Analytics, Sympoz, Denver, CO (2011- ).


Ryan T. Moore, Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2008.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis (2008- ).
and Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research,
University of California, Berkeley (2010-2012).

 


Ryan Moore has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley for 2010-2012.


 

Richard Mora, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2009.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Occidental College.

 

Gesemia Nelson, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2004.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Metropolitan State College of Denver (2004-2012)
Associate Professor of Sociology (with tenure), MSCD (2012- ).

 

Bikila Ochoa, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2009.
J.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011.

 

Aurélie Ouss, Ph.D. in Economics, 2014.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago Crime Lab (2013-2015).

 

Ann Owens, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2012.
American Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University (2012-2013).
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Southern California (beginning fall 2013).

 

Sabrina Pendergrass, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2010.
Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University (2010-2012).
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Carter G. Woodson Institute of African American and African Studies, University of Virginia (2012- ).



Sabrina Pendergrass has been awarded Exemplary Diversity Dissertation Award from the National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan (2010), for her dissertation, “Making moves: Place, culture, and stratification in African American reverse migration to the urban South.”


 

Melanie Penny Ochoa, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2011.
Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2011-13 ).
Associate, O'Melveny & Myers LLP (2013- )

 

Sanjay Pinto, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2012.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University (2012-2014).

 

Cassi L. Pittman, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2012.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, Ohio State University (2012-2014).
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Case Western Reserve (beginning fall 2014).


Brenna Marea Powell, Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2011.
Visiting Scholar, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University (2011-2012).
Principal and Chairman, The IPRE Group (2012- ).
Associate Director, Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation, Stanford Law School.

 

Nirmala Ravishankar, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2007.
Research Scientist, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington (2007-2009).
Abt Associates (2009-2012).
Health Governance and Finance Specialist, Institute for Collaborative Development (2012 - ).
Health Systems Consultant, Kenya.

 

María G. Rendón, Ph.D. in Sociology & Social Policy, 2009.
Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research
University of California, Berkeley (2009-2011).
Assistant Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design, and Sociology, University of California, Irvine (2011- ).

 

Viridiana Rios, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2012.
Policy Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Mexico (Spring 2013).
Director of Economic Watch Mexico, México ¿Cómo Vamos? (2014-present).


Jonah Rockoff, Ph.D. in Economics, 2004.
Associate Professor of Finance and Economics (with tenure)
Columbia University, Graduate School of Business.

 

Wendy D. Roth, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2006
Associate Professor of Sociology
University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

 


Race Migrations bookWendy Roth's new book, Race Migrations: Latinos and the Cultural Transformation of Race, has been published by Stanford University Press (2012). In this groundbreaking study of Puerto Rican and Dominican migration to the United States, Roth explores the influence of migration on changing cultural conceptions of race—for the newcomers, for their host society, and for those who remain in the countries left behind.

Wendy Roth is the winner of the American Sociological Association's 2007 Dissertation Award for best dissertation submitted in the previous calendar year for her dissertation, "Caribbean Race and American Dreams: How Migration Shapes Dominicans' and Puerto Ricans' Racial Identities and Its Impact on Socioeconomic Mobility."


 

 

Dana Rotz, Ph.D. in Economics, 2012.
Mathematica Policy Research, Cambridge, MA.

 

Juan E. Saavedra, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2009.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Escuela de Gobierno Alberto Lleras Camargo, Universidad de Los Andes (2009-2011).
Associate Economist, The Rand Corporation (2011-2013 ).
Economist, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research, University of Southern California (2013- ).

 

Albert Saíz, Ph.D. in Economics, 2002.
Assistant Professor, Real Estate Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2003-2012).
Daniel Rose Associate Professor of Urban Economics, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (2012- ).



Raven (Saks) Molloy, Ph.D. in Economics, 2005.
Senior Economist, U.S. Federal Reserve Board.

 

Brendan Saloner, Ph.D. in Health Policy, 2012.
Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, University of Pennsylvania (2012-2014).


Gavin Samms, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2004.
Research Director, EdLabs, Harvard University (2004-2010).
Principal, Fulton Leadership Academy, Atlanta, GA (2010- ).

 

Alicia Sasser, Ph.D. in Economics, 2001.
Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

 

Daniel Schlozman, Ph.D. in Government & Social Policy, 2011.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University (2011-12).
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University (2012- ).

 

Judith Scott-Clayton, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2009.
Assistant Professor of Economics and Education
Columbia University Teacher's College.

 


Judith Scott-Clayton is a 2010 recipient of The Spencer Foundation's Exemplary Dissertation Award for her dissertation, "Understanding America’s Unfinished Transformation: Three Essays on the Economics of Higher Education."


 

David Seif, Ph.D. in Economics, 2009.
Vice President, Paulson & Co., New York (2009- ).

 

Jasmin Sethi, Ph.D. in Economics and J.D., 2007.
Associate, Mayer Brown LLP, Washington DC (2008-2010).
Special Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2011-Present).


Patrick Sharkey, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2007.
Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, Columbia University (2007-2009).
Assistant Professor of Sociology, New York University (2009-12 ).
Associate Professor of Sociology, New York University (2012- ).

 


Patrick Sharkey is a Straus Fellow for 2013-2014 with The Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice at NYU School of Law. Straus Fellows are selected annually to pursue research on a common theme, which for 2013-2014 is “Racial, Ethnic, and Economic Segregation.” 

Patrick Sharkey's first book, Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality, has been published by the University of Chicago Press in 2013. Stuck in Place

Patrick Sharkey has been named one of four new William T. Grant Scholars for 2010. The program identifies and supports promising early-career researchers in the behavioral and social sciences with five-year research awards.


 

Francis X. Shen, Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2008.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Associate Director, MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project (2009-2011)
and Visiting Fellow, Vanderbilt University Law School (2010-2011).
Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University Law School
and The Murphy Institute (2011-2012).
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law School (2012- ).
and Executive Director of Education and Outreach activities for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience (info»).

 


The Casualty GapFrancis X. Shen is co-author (with Douglas L. Kriner) of The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities, Oxford University Press, 2010.

 

 


 

Daniel Shoag, Ph.D. in Economics, 2011.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

 

Graziella Silva, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2010.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and Vice Chair, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Social Inequality.

 

Mario Luis Small, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2001.
Dean of Division of Social Sciences and John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and the College, University of Chicago (present).
Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology, Harvard University (beginning July 2014).

 


Mario Luis Small will join the Harvard faculty as the Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology in July 2014. A Q&A with Mario Small appears in the spring 2014 issue of Colloquy, the Harvard GSAS Alumni Magazine.

Villa VictoriaMario Luis Small's first book, Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio, has been published by University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Winner of the 2005 C. . Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Winner of the the 2005 Robert E. Park Award for Best Book, Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.

Unanticipated GainsMario Luis Small's latest book, Unanticipated Gains, Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life, has been published by Oxford University Press (2009).

Winner of the 2009 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems.



 

Sandip Sukhtankar, Ph.D. in Political Economy & Govt, 2009.
Assistant Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College.

 

Jennifer Sykes, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2011.
Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Oregon State University (2011-2013).
Assistant Professor of Social Relations and Policy,
James Madison College, Michigan State University (2013- ).

 


It's Not Like I'm PoorIt's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World, co-authored by Sarah Halpern-Meekin '09, Kathryn Edin (Johns Hopkins University), Laura Tach '10, and Jennifer Sykes '11, will be available from University of California Press in January 2015.


 

Laura Tach, Ph.D. in Sociology & Social Policy, 2010.
Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, University of Pennsylvania (2010-2012).
Assistant Professor of Policy Analysis and Management,
Cornell University (beginning 2012).

 

Adam Thomas, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2007.
Research Director, Center on Children and Families, The Brookings Institution (2007-2011).
Visiting Associate Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute (2011- ).

 

Van C. Tran, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2011.
Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, University of Pennsylvania (2011-2013).
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University (beginning 2013).

 

Ugo Troiano, Ph.D. in Economics, 2013.
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan.

 

Ruth Lopez Turley, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2001.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2001-2010).
Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC), Rice University (2010- ).

 

Zoua M. Vang, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2008.
National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship
Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center, and Associate Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania (2008-2010).
Assistant Professor of Sociology, McGill University (2010- ).

 

Tom Vogl, Ph.D. in Economics, 2011.
Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Princeton University

 

Natasha Kumar Warikoo, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2005.
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in US Studies, Institute for the Study of the Americas, School of Advanced Study, University of London (2005-2008).
Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education (2009- ).

 



Balancing ActsNatasha Kumar Warikoo's first book, Balancing Acts: Youth Culture in the Global City (University of California Press, 2011), employs ethnographic, interview, and survey data in diverse New York and London high schools to analyze how youth cultures among children of immigrants are related to their orientations toward schooling.


 

Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2003.
Chair of the Department of African-American Studies (effective 9/1/11) and Associate Professor of Sociology and of African-American Studies, Northwestern University.

 


Illuminating Discussions of Inequality: Check out Celeste Watkin-Hayes's recent work in a faculty profile by the Northwestern Institute for Policy Research (04/2014). See also Watkins-Hayes's recent article in The Atlantic, "The Immorality of Evading the Nanny Tax," March 2014.

Celeste Watkins-Hayes has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective January 2010. In 2009 she received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Investigator Award and a National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award to study the social and economic consequences of HIV/AIDS for Chicago-area women.

The New Welfare BureaucratsCeleste Watkins-Hayes’s first book,
The New Welfare Bureaucrats: Entanglements of Race, Class, and Policy Reform
(University of Chicago Press, 2009), examines how public resources are distributed to low-income families by exploring how the work experiences and racial, class, and gender identities of public workers shape the new welfare system. The book was a Finalist for the 2009 C. Wright Mills Book Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems and the 2011 Max Weber Book Award from the American Sociological Association.



 

Tara Watson, Ph.D. in Economics, 2004.
Associate Professor of Economics, Williams College (2004- ).
and Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research
University of Michigan (2007-2009).

 


Tara Watson spent the 2012-2013 academic year as a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.


 

Vesla M. Weaver, Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2007.
Assistant Professor of Politics, University of Virginia (2007-2012).
Assistant Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, Yale University (2012- ).

 


Arresting CitizenshipVesla Weaver's newest book with Amy Lerman, Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences of American Crime Control, University of Chicago Press (forthcoming, May 2014), is concerned with the effects of increasing punishment and surveillance in America on democratic inclusion, particularly for the black urban poor. Read more about it on The Chicago Blog.

Vesla Weaver is also working on another book based on her dissertation, Frontlash: Civil Rights, the Carceral State, and the Transformation of American Politics (under contract with Cambridge University Press), which uncovers a connection between the movement for civil rights and the development of punitive criminal justice.

The dissertation is the winner of the American Political Science Association's Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Best Dissertation award for 2008.

Creating a New Racial OrderJennifer L. Hochschild, Vesla M. Weaver, and Traci R. Burch's (Ph.D., '07) book, Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America, has been published by Princeton University Press (2012).

Vesla M. Weaver has won the American Political Science Association’s Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Best Dissertation Award, 2008, for her dissertation, "Frontlash: Race and the Politics of Punishment."


 

Jessica Welburn, Ph.D. in Sociology, 2011.
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan (2011-2014).


Martin R. West, Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2006.
Assistant Professor of Education, Political Science, and Public Policy, Brown University (2006-2009).
Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.


From Schoolhouse to CourthouseMartin West's most recent book (co-edited with Joshua Dunn), From Schoolhouse to Courthouse: The Judiciary’s Role in American Education (Brookings Institution Press, 2009), examines the increase in judicial involvement in education policymaking over the past 50 years.

 


 

Elizabeth McCarthy Wikler, Ph.D. in Health Policy, 2013.
American Sociological Association Congressional Fellow

 

Thad Williamson, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2004.
Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond (2004-2011).
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, & Law (with tenure), University of Richmond (2011- ).

 


Sprawl, Justice, and CitizenshipThad Williamson's book, Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life, has been published by Oxford University Press (2010). The book is based on his dissertation, which won the American Political Science Association's 2005 Harold D. Lasswell Award for the best dissertation in the field of public policy.

 


 

Christopher Wimer, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2007.
Associate Director, Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University (2007-12).
Research Scientist, Columbia Population Research Center, Columbia University (2012- ).

 

Scott Winship, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2009.
Research Manager, Economic Mobility Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts (2009-2011).
Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution (2011-2013 ).
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute (beginning Sep 2013).

 

Justin Wolfers, Ph.D. in Economics, 2001.
Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy (with tenure), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2004-2012).
Professor of Economics and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (2013-present).
On leave in 2013-2014 at The Brookings Institution.

 

Jessica Wolpaw Reyes, Ph.D. in Economics, 2002.
Associate Professor of Economics and Chair of Economics, Amherst College.

 

Miya Woolfalk, Ph.D. in Government & Social Policy, 2013.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College.

 

Crystal Yang, J.D./Ph.D. in Economics, 2013.
Olin Fellow and Instructor of Law, University of Chicago Law School.

 


Crystal S. Yang is a 2013 recipient of the John M. Olin Prize for best paper in law and economics for “Free At Last? Judicial Discretion and Racial Disparities in Federal Sentencing”.


 

Jong-Sung You, Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2006.
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UCSD.

 

Daniyal Zuberi, Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2004.
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2004-present) (on leave 2012-2013).
William Lyon Mackenzie King Research Fellow, Harvard University (2011-2012).
Associate Professor of Social Policy, University of Toronto (2012- )

 


Dan Zuberi's second book, Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients, has been published by Cornell University Press in 2013.

Cleaning Up

Dan Zuberi's first book has been published by Cornell University Press: Differences That Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada, by Dan Zuberi (2006).

Winner of the Michael Harrington Book Award given by the New Political Science Section of the American Political Science Association (2007).

Finalist for the Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize, awarded annually for the best non-fiction book by a resident of British Columbia.

Finalist for the Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize.
Honorable Mention, Gustavus Myers Award.
Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title.

Differences that Matter (Cornell University Press, 2006)


 


 

 

   
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