Professor of Sociology Chair of the Department of Sociology
Research interests: Institutional causes and consequences of social inequality. Economic inequality in the European Union. Theoretical and empirical investigation of why societies have such different population health profiles, showing how institutional arrangements (welfare programs, educational expansion, labor markets, and citizenship rights) stratify health. Long-term trends in the development of political economy.
Research interests: Applies insights from cultural sociology to the study of politics in Europe and the United States, with a particular focus on populist claims-making in political discourse and popular identification with the nation in settled times.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology (2019-2021) Assistant Professor of Sociology (beginning 2021)
Research interests: How family structure, change, and dynamics influence individual wellbeing across the life course, particularly among minority and/or low-income populations. Childhood as a key stage in the life course for the emergence and accumulation of social advantages or disadvantages.
Research interests: Organizations, inequality, economic sociology, and public policy. Evidence-based approaches to diversity management. The rise of the shareholder value model of corporate management.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies
Research interests: I draw on both quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze institutional processes of inequality, with a particular focus on the role of organizations in shaping the opportunity structures and outcomes available to individuals. My primary case is the U.S. higher education sector. This research implicates several major areas of sociological study, including inequality, stratification, mobility, organizations, race/ethnicity/gender, and culture, in addition to education.
Professor of Sociology Chair, PhD Program in Social Policy Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology and Sociology & Social Policy
Research interests: Killewald's research takes a demographic approach to the study of social stratification. Work-family intersection; ways in which earnings and employment shape women's time in household labor; and the effect of marriage and parenthood on workers' wages.
Parental wealth on adult outcomes, including the role of parental wealth in explaining the Black-White wealth gap. Assortative mating by parental wealth.
Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Research interests: Cultural sociology. Inequality, race and ethnicity, the evaluation of social science knowledge, and the impact of neoliberalism on advanced industrial societies. Shared concepts of worth and excellence and their impact on hierarchies in a number of social domains.
Research interests: Social inequality and stratification, education, race/ethnicity, quantitative methods, urban sociology, and computational social science. The social, spatial, and temporal processes that lead to inequality. How peer groups, schools, neighborhoods, and the sequencing of events produce macro patterns of social inequality and influence the relations between social groups.
Research interests: Ethnoracial categorization, inequality, and stratification in comparative perspective, health, sociology of the body, political sociology, social psychology, cognition, theory, and Brazil.
Research interests: Historical and cultural sociology. The culture and practice of freedom; the comparative study of slavery and ethno-racial relations; the sociology of underdevelopment with special reference to the Caribbean; the problems of gender and familial relations in the black societies of the Americas; the ways that cultural processes relate to poverty and other social outcomes.
Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology Visiting Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Research interests:networks, poverty, organizations, culture, methods, neighborhoods, and institutions.
Small is currently using large-scale administrative data to understand isolation in cities, studying how people use their networks to meet their needs, and exploring the epistemological foundations of qualitative research.