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Victor Tan Chen

Victor Tan Chen

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2012.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University.


American Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (2012-2014).

Cut LooseVictor Tan Chen's book, Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy, based on his doctoral dissertation, has been published by the University of California Press (2015).

Winner of the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award for “contributions to research that address industrial relations/employment problems of national significance.” Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2017.

Winner of College of Humanities and Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016.

Co-winner of the Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award, Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2012.

The Missing ClassKatherine S. Newman and Victor Tan Chen are the authors of The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America, Beacon Press (2007).

Porsha Cropper

Porsha Cropper

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2012.
Deputy of Education and Workforce Development for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Katherine Levine Einstein

Katherine Levine Einstein

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2012.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston University.


Do Facts Matter?Katherine Levine Einstein's first book, Do Facts Matter? Information and Misinformation in Democratic Politics (co-authored with Jennifer Hochschild), explores the harmful effects of misinformation on democratic politics. Published as part of the The Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture Series by the University of Oklahoma Press (2015)

Her second book, Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America’s Housing Crisis (with David Glick and Maxwell Palmer, investigates the politics of housing. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

She is currently the co-principal investigator of the Menino Survey of Mayors, a multi-year data set of survey-interviews of U.S. mayors exploring a wide variety of political and policy issues.

Nathan Fosse

Ph.D. in Sociology, 2012.
Research Statistician, Harvard Business School

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

Ann Owens

Ann Owens

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2012.
Associate Professor of Sociology and Management, University of Southern California.
Associate Director, Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, USC Price School of Public Policy.


Raubenheimer Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty Member for the Social Sciences, University of Southern California,  2016-2017.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, a fellowship that supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research, 2016-2017.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University, 2012-2013.

Sanjay Pinto

Sanjay J. Pinto

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2012.
W.K. Kellogg Fellow, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University.
Lecturer in Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.


Fellow, The Worker Institute, Cornell University.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University, 2012-2014.

Louis O. Kelso Fellow, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University, 2012-2013.

Cassi Pittman Claytor

Cassi Pittman Claytor

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2012.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Case Western Reserve.


Shelia Biddle Ford Foundation Fellowship, W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University, 2018.

Career Enhancement Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2017.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, Ohio State University, 2012-2014.

Dana Rotz

Ph.D. in Economics, 2012.
Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research.

Brendan Saloner

Ph.D. in Health Policy, 2012.
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, University of Pennsylvania (2012-2014).