PhD Alumni

Samuel J. Abrams

Ph.D. in Political Science, 2010.
Professor of Politics and Social Sciences, Sarah Lawrence College.
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Christopher Adolph

Ph.D. 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 2014 Charles Levine Memorial Prize for Best Book in Comparative Public Policy and Administration.

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.... Read more about Christopher Adolph

Weihua (Edward) An

Ph.D. in Sociology, 2011.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Quantitative Theory and Methods, Emory University.
Asad L. Asad

Asad L. Asad

PhD in Sociology, 2017.
Center for the Study of Inequality Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, 2017-2019.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stanford University (beginning 2019).

Lucy Barnes

Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government, 2010.
Lecturer in Comparative Politics, University College London

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

Lucy Barnes is the 2009 recipient of the Best Paper...

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Samuel Barrows

Ph.D. in Government, 2014.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard Kennedy School.
Monica C. Bell

Monica C. Bell

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2018.
Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University.


Yale Law Women Faculty Excellence Award, 2019.

Harvard Law School Annual International Women’s Day Honoree, which recognized "women inspiring change through their outstanding contributions in the area of law and policy," 2019.

Deirdre Bloome

Deirdre Bloome

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2014.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan.


Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar, 2017-2018.

Winner of the Distinguished Contributions to the Sociology of Population Award, American Sociological Association Section on Population, 2015.

Winner of the American Sociological Association Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, 2014, for "Racial Inequality Trends and the Intergenerational Persistence of Income and Family Structure,” American Sociological Review 79(6):1196-1225. 2014.

Leah Platt Boustan

Ph.D. in Economics, 2006.
Professor of Economics, Princeton University.


Leah Platt Boustan is the author of Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets, published by Princeton University Press in October 2016.

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

Human Capital in HistoryLeah Platt Boustan is a recipient of a 2013 Straus Fellowship 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.

Brielle Bryan

Brielle Bryan

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2018.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rice University.


Winner of American Sociological Association Family Section Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, 2018.