Sociology

Weihua (Edward) An

Weihua (Edward) An

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

Measuring Culture, by John W. Mohr et. al.Measuring Culture, by John W. Mohr, Christopher A. Bail, Margaret Frye, Jennifer C. Lena, Omar Lizardo, Terence E. McDonnell, Ann Mische, Iddo Tavory, and Frederick F. Wherry, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press (July 2020).

Paul Lazarsfeld Award, Political Communication Section, American Political Science Association, for "Exposureto Opposing Views can Increase Political Polarization: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment on Social Media," 2019.

Thomas Langford Lectureship Award, for a Duke faculty member who embodies the highest values of scholarship, teaching, and collegiality, 2019.

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.

Jeff Denis

Jeffrey S. Denis

PhD in Sociology, 2011.
Associate Professor of Sociology, McMaster University.


Canada at a Crossroads, by Jeffrey S. DenisAuthor of Canada at a Crossroads: Boundaries, Bridges, and Laissez-Faire Racism in Indigenous-Settler Relations, based on Denis's PhD dissertation research, which included 18 months of fieldwork, 160 interviews, and a photovoice project with Anishinaabe, Métis, and white residents of Northwestern Ontario (Treaty #3 territory). Forthcoming from University of Toronto Press (May 2020).

Winner of the IPUMS Health Surveys Research Award, 2018.

Anny Fenton

Anny Fenton

PhD in Sociology, 2019.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Ethan Fosse

Ethan Fosse

PhD in Sociology, 2015.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto.


The Cultural MatrixPostdoctoral Research Associate, Departments of Sociology and Politics, Princeton University.

Orlando Patterson and Ethan Fosse are the editors of The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth (Harvard University Press, 2015).

Nathan Fosse

Nathan Fosse

PhD in Sociology, 2012.
Sociologist, Harvard Division of Continuing Education.
Visiting Fellow and Research Statistician, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University.


Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Junior Fellow, Harvard University (2011-2013).

Seth D. Hannah

Seth D. Hannah

PhD in Sociology, 2011.
Lecturer in Social Sciences, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.


Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative, 2014-2016.

Lecturer on Sociology, Harvard University, 2011-2014.

Shattering Culture: American Medicine Responds to Cultural DiversityShattering Culture: American Medicine Responds to Cultural Diversity, Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good, Sarah S. Willen, Seth Donal Hannah, Ken Vickery, Lawrence Taeseng Park, editors. Russell Sage Foundation (2011).

Anthony Abraham Jack

Anthony Abraham Jack

PhD in Sociology, 2016.
Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Shutzer Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.


Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, 2016-2019.

The Privileged Poor, by Anthony Abraham JackAnthony Abraham Jack's first book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, reveals how―and why―disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges, and explains what these schools can do differently if these students are to thrive. Harvard University Press (2019).

Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize, Harvard University Press.  Awarded for outstanding first-book by Harvard University Press, 2019.

CEP Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship, Association for the Study of Higher Education, 2019. 

Critics’ Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association, 2019.

Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society, 2020.

PROSE Award (Finalist), Association of American Publishers, 2020.

Named one of NPR Book's Best Books of 2019.
 

Amherst College Harold Wade Jr. ‘68 Fellowship, Amherst College, 2016-2019.

National Center of Institution Diversity Emerging Diversity Scholar, University of Michigan, 2016.

Tribute to Black Men Faculty Award, Association of Black Harvard Women, Harvard University, 2015.

Graduate Student Paper Award, Education Problems Division, Society of the Study of Social Problems, 2015.

Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising Award, Harvard College, 2015.

Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award, Eastern Sociological Society, 2015.

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, Section on Children and Youth, American Sociological Association, 2014.

David Lee Stevenson Award for best Graduate Student Paper, Honorable Mention, Sociology of Education Section, American Sociological Association 2014.

Harvard College Race Relations Adviser Award, 2013

Elisabeth Jacobs

Elisabeth Jacobs

PhD in Sociology, 2008.
Senior Fellow, Urban Institute


Elisabeth Jacobs is a senior fellow focusing on issues related to family economic security and economic mobility. Elisabeth is a nationally recognized expert on family income and earnings instability, low-wage employment and job quality, intergenerational mobility and opportunity, as well as a wide range of related policies including social insurance, labor market regulations, and safety net policies.

Founding Senior Director, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, 2014-2019.
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution, 2011-2014.
Senior Policy Analyst, US Congress Joint Economic Committee, 2009-2011.
American Sociological Association Congressional Fellow, 2008-2009.

Elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance, 2019.

Who Cares?Who 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

Tomás R. Jiménez

PhD in Sociology, 2005.
Professor of Sociology and Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University.


TThe Other Side of Assimilation, by Tomás Jiménezomás Jiménez's second book, The Other Side of Assimilation, uses interviews from a race and class spectrum of Silicon Valley residents to show how a relational form of assimilation changes both newcomers (immigrants and their children) and established individuals (people born in the US to US-born parents). University of California Press (2017).

Replenished EthnicityAuthor of Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity, University of California Press (2010). 

Winner of the Distinguished Book Award, American Sociological Association Section on Latino/a Sociology, 2011.

Carly R. Knight

Carly R. Knight

PhD in Sociology, 2018.
Visiting Asst Professor of Sociology, New York University. 2018-2020.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, New York University, 2020– .