Sociology and Social Policy

David J. Harding

David J. Harding

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2005.
Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley.
Faculty Director, Social Science D-Lab.

On the Outside: Reentry and ReintegrationOn the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration, by David J. Harding, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, and Jessica J.B. Wyse, has been published by the University of Chicago Press (2019). (book site ►)

Named one of the Best Criminal Justice Books of 2019 by the Vera Institute of Justice, 2020. 

Winner of the William Julius Wilson Early Career Award, American Sociological Association Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility, 2014.

Living the DramaLiving the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys has been published by the University of Chicago Press (2010).

Finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2010.

Winner of the Outstanding Book Award, American Sociological Association Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility, 2012.

Hope Harvey

Hope Harvey

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2018.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Kentucky.
Research Affiliate, University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, 2018-2020.

Society for the Study of Social Problems Poverty, Class, and Inequality Division Graduate Student Paper Award, 2018

Society for the Study of Social Problems Family Division Graduate Student Paper Award, 2017.

Matissa Hollister

Matissa Hollister

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2006.
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, McGill University.

Awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant, 2018.

Kirsten Dinnall Hoyte

AM in Sociology and Social Policy, 2007.
Teacher and Author, Concord Academy.

Kirsten 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.

David  Hureau

David Hureau

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2016.
Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, State University of New York.
Faculty Affiliate, University of Chicago Crime Lab.

Awarded the University at Albany President’s Award for Exemplary Public Engagement, 2019. Hureau's Seminar in Public Criminology was recognized for creating innovative service and partnership projects that address the complexities of the criminal justice system.

Jackelyn Hwang

Jackelyn Hwang

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2015
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
Director, Changing Cities Research Lab, Stanford University

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Office of Population Research, Princeton University, 2015-2017.

Emerging Scholar Award, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University, 2021.

Winner of the James Addams Best Article Award, ASA Community and Urban Sociology, 2020.

Winner of the Louis Wirth Best Article Award (with co-author Asad L. Asad, PhD'17) from the American Sociological Association's International Migration section, 2019.

Barbara Kiviat

Barbara Kiviat

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2019.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stanford University.

Best Article Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity, 2020.

Awarded for “The Moral Limits of Predictive Practices: The Case of Credit-Based Insurance Scores,” American Sociological Review 84:6 (2019).

Honorable Mention, Granovetter Award for Best Article, from American Sociological Association's Section on Economic Sociology, 2020.

Tracey (Shollenberger) Lloyd

Tracey (Shollenberger) Lloyd

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2015.
Vice President for Science, Center for Policing Equity.

Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute, 2014-2019.

Tracey Lloyd Tracey Lloyd is Vice President for Science at the Center for Policing Equity, where she uses the National Justice Database to answer pressing questions about police-youth interactions and the use of force. Prior to joining CPE, she directed studies of school discipline and policing at the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center and co-led their Policing and Crime Prevention research team. 

Robert Manduca

Robert Manduca

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2020.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan.
Helen B. Marrow

Helen B. Marrow

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2007.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Tufts University.

Robert Wood Johnson Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Policy, University of California, Berkeley, 2008-2010.

Winner of the Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, Tufts University, 2019.

New Destination DreamingNew Destination Dreaming: Immigration, Race, and Legal Status in the Rural American South 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. Stanford University Press, 2011.

Winner of the Distinguished Contribution to Research Article Award, American Sociological Association Latino/a Sociology Section, 2011.

Winner of the 2008 American Sociological Association 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."

Jal Mehta

Jal Mehta

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2006.
Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

In Search of Deeper Learning, by Jal Mehta and Sarah FineJal Mehta's latest book, co-authored with Sarah Fine, In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School, has been published by Harvard University Press (2019). 

Winner of the Grawemeyer Award in Education, 2019.

PROSE Award Finalist, Association of American Publishers, 2020.

What would it take to transform industrial-era schools into modern organizations capable of supporting deep learning for all? Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine’s quest to answer this question took them inside some of America’s most innovative schools and classrooms—places where educators are rethinking both what and how students should learn.

Education in a New Society, edited by Jal Mehta and Scott DaviesJal Mehta's edited volume (with Scott Davies), Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education, has been published by the University of Chicago Press (2018).

The sociology of education, the contributors show, largely works with themes, concepts, and theories that were generated decades ago, even as both the actual world of education and the discipline of sociology have changed considerably. The moment has come, they argue, to break free of the past and begin asking new questions and developing new programs of empirical study. Both rallying cry and road map, Education in a New Society will galvanize the field.


Evelyn Green Davis Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 2016-2017.

Winner of the Morningstar Family Teaching Award, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2014.

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

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

Winner 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," 2010.

Winner of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Politics of Education, 2008.

Richard Mora

Richard Mora

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2009.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Occidental College.

Donald Loftsgordon Memorial Award for Outstanding Teacher, Occidental College, 2017.

Winner of the Linda and Tod Whilte Teaching Prize, Occidental College, 2014. 

Bikila Ochoa

Bikila Ochoa

PhD in Sociology & Social Policy, 2009.
JD, University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
Deputy Director, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Melanie Penny Ochoa

Melanie Penny Ochoa

PhD in Sociology & Social Policy, 2011.
JD, Harvard Law School, 2010.
Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California.

Melanie Penny Ochoa is a staff attorney for Criminal Justice and Police Practices at the ACLU of Southern California.