Director, Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy Professor of Public Policy Chair, PhD Program in Social Policy
Research interests: Political scientist. Statistical methods, law, political economy, and race and ethnic politics. Issues involving the political economy of race relations, the American legal system, and law and politics.
Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE
Research interests: Economics of skill development, education, and the labor market. The long-run influence of school accountability: impacts, mechanisms, and policy implications. The growing return to social skills in the labor market.
Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government Professor of African and African American Studies Director of Graduate Studies, PhD Program in Social Policy
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.
Professor of Public Policy and of Sociology Co-Director of The Shift Project
Research interests: Sociologist. Social demography, inequality, and the family. The role of economic resources in entry into marriage and cohabitation; the effects of the Great Recession on relationship quality, union dissolution, and fertility; how precarious and unpredictable employment affects family life.
Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology Visiting Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Director of Graduate Studies, Dept of Sociology
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.
Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology Member of the Faculty, Harvard Kennedy School
Research interests: Stratification and Statistical Methods. Statistical models for causal analysis; the effects of education on mental ability; how people act when rationality is not a possibility; the linkage in Pragmatism between action and knowledge; analysis of Age-Period-Cohort models; inner city youth behavior and violence, police-community relations.