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David T. Ellwood

David T. Ellwood

Director, Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy
Isabelle and Scott Black Professor of Political Economy
Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor


Research interests: Poverty and welfare, economic mobility. Labor economics, family change, low pay and unemployment, changing structure of American families.

Samuel J. Abrams

Samuel J. Abrams

PhD in Political Science, 2010.
Professor of Politics and Social Sciences, Sarah Lawrence College.
Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute.
Daron  Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu

Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christopher Adolph

Christopher Adolph

PhD in Political Science, 2005.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Associate Professor of Statistics, University of Washington.


Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of Michigan (2008-2009).

Book by Christopher Adolph

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

Winner of the Charles Levine Memorial Prize for Best Book in Comparative Public Policy and Administration, International Political Science Association, 2014.

Winner of the Mancur Olson Award for best dissertation in political economy, American Political Science Association, 2005.

Marcus Alexander

Marcus Alexander

PhD in Political Science, 2009.


Marcus Alexander works as a research scientist on human and social aspects of human networks.

Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen

James Bryant Conant University Professor
Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics


Research interests: Political theorist. Democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. Justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America.

Weihua (Edward) An

Weihua (Edward) An

PhD in Sociology, 2011.
Associate Professor of Sociology and Quantitative Theory and Methods, Emory University.
Desmond Ang

Desmond Ang

Assistant Professor of Public Policy


Research interests: Applied economics. Intersection of race, education and government. Educational and political ramifications of acts of police violence. Effects of federal election oversight on minority turnout and political polarization.

Asad L. Asad

Asad L. Asad

PhD in Sociology, 2017.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stanford University.


Center for the Study of Inequality Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, 2017-2019.

Winner of the Louis Wirth Best Article Award (with co-author Jackelyn Hwang, PhD'15) from the American Sociological Association's International Migration section, 2019.

Christopher Bail

Christopher Bail

PhD in Sociology, 2011.
Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Duke University.
Director of the Duke Polarization Lab.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of Michigan, 2011-2013.

Guggenheim Fellow, 2018.

Andrew Carnegie Fellow, 2017.

Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became MainstreamChristopher Bail's first book, Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream, has been published by Princeton University Press (2014).

Outstanding Book Award, Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action,  2016.

Distinguished Book Award, Religion Section, American Sociological Association, 2016.

Honorable Mention, Charles Tilly Award for Best Book, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section, American Sociological Association, 2016.

Junior Theorist Award (for scholar less than 8 years post-PhD), Theory Section, American Sociological Association, 2015.

Mary Jo Bane

Mary Jo Bane

Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Management, Emerita


Research interests: Poverty, welfare, families, and the role of churches in civic life.

Lucy Barnes

Lucy Barnes

PhD in Political Economy and Government, 2010.
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, University College London


Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford, 2011-2013.

One of 41 recipients of the first wave of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowships, awarded to early career researchers in any field of research and innovation, 2019.

Winner of the Best Paper Award from the European Politics Section of the American Political Science Association for her paper, "The Social Sources of the Gradient: A Cross-National Analysis of the Pathways Linking Social Class to Population Health," 2009.

Samuel Barrows

Samuel Barrows

PhD in Political Science, 2014.
Data Scientist, Uber


Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard Kennedy School, 2015-2017.