Sociology

Weihua (Edward) An

Weihua (Edward) An

PhD in Sociology, 2011.
Assistant 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, 2019– .


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

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.

Jeff Denis

Jeffrey Denis

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


Author of the forthcoming book, Canada at a Crossroads: Boundaries, Bridges, and Laissez-Faire Racism in Indigenous-Settler Relations, based on his PhD dissertation research, which involved 18 months of fieldwork, 160 interviews, and a photovoice project with Anishinaabe, Métis, and white residents of Northwestern Ontario (Treaty #3 territory).

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.

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).

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

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 Director, Family Economic Security, Washington Center for Equitable Growth.


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 Jiménez

PhD in Sociology, 2005.
Associate Professor of Sociology, 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– .