Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs
Research interests: International trade, foreign investment, immigration, development, government accountability, and private sector initiatives and standards for addressing social and environmental issues in global supply chains.
Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government Professor of African and African American Studies
Research interests: Intersection of American politics and political philosophy. Race, ethnicity, and immigration; educational and social welfare policies. Hochschild is currently conducting research on the politics and ideology of genomic science, immigrant political incorporation, and citizens’ use of factual information in political decision-making.
Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy
Research interests: Comparative political economy, electoral politics, and applied formal theory. Currently completing a book-length project with David Soskice on the political representation of economic interests in historical perspective.
Research interests: Labor economics and the economics of social problems. History of U.S. economic inequality and the roles of technological change and the pace of educational advance in affecting the wage structure. Impacts of neighborhood poverty on low-income families.
Currently working with Claudia Goldin on a major project studying the evolution of career and family choices and outcomes for U.S. college men and women.
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: Labor economics and the economics of education. Barriers preventing workers from achieving efficient employment outcomes; barriers preventing students from optimally investing in human capital; and the effects of social networks on the labor market.
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.
Research interests: American politics, with a focus on American political institutions, political economy, and electoral politics. Executive branch politics and the presidency in the contemporary and historical periods.
Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology Director, Scholars Strategy Network
Research interests: American politics. U.S. social policy and civic engagement amidst the shifting inequalities in American democracy.
The Shifting U.S. Political Terrain project, launched in 2015, documents transformations in advocacy groups, constituency organizations, think tanks, and donor organizations operating around the Democratic and Republican parties – and asks how these shifts contribute to GOP extremism, government gridlock, and public policies that spur economic inequality.
Other projects include tracking the implementation of health reform in the U.S. states; analyzing the dynamics of local Tea Party groups; and probing how the Democratic Party has handled – and mishandled – political battles over taxes and public revenues.