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Lucy Barnes

Lucy Barnes

PhD in Political Economy and Government, 2010.
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, University College London


Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford, 2011-2013.

One of 41 recipients of the first wave of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowships, awarded to early career researchers in any field of research and innovation, 2019.

Winner of the Best Paper Award from the European Politics Section of the American Political Science Association for her paper, "The Social Sources of the Gradient: A Cross-National Analysis of the Pathways Linking Social Class to Population Health," 2009.

Samuel Barrows

Samuel Barrows

PhD in Political Science, 2014.
Data Scientist, Uber


Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard Kennedy School, 2015-2017.

Natalie Bau

Natalie Bau

PhD in Public Policy, 2015.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, UCLA.


CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, 2016-2018. One of 18 exceptional early-career researchers from diverse science and social science fields selected to the inaugural cohort of the  CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program, sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. 

Angie Bautista-Chavez

Angie Bautista-Chavez

PhD in Government, November 2020.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, School of Politics and Global Studies and Center for Latina/os and American Politics Research, Arizona State University (2020-2021).
Assistant Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University (beginning 2021).
Jason Beckfield

Jason Beckfield

Professor 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.

Alex Bell

Alex Bell

PhD in Economics, 2020
Post-Doctoral Scholar, California Policy Lab at UCLA
Visiting Fellow, Harvard University
Monica C. Bell

Monica C. Bell

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2018.
Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University.


Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar  (2021-2022). Bell will work on a book about efforts to reform U.S. law and policy on race and class marginalization. Drawing in part on interview data from a participatory study of black youth, she concludes that policymakers often miss an important challenge confronting lawmakers in poor communities of color: legal estrangement, or the process through which institutions perpetuate the idea that marginalized groups do not fully share in all the rights and freedoms that flow to other Americans.

Suzanne Tassier Chair, Université libre de Bruxelles, 2020-2021.

Yale Law Women Faculty Excellence Award, 2019.

Harvard Law School Annual International Women’s Day Honoree, which recognized "women inspiring change through their outstanding contributions in the area of law and policy," 2019.

Jimmy Biblarz

James Biblarz

PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy
Stone PhD Scholar in Inequality and Wealth Concentration
Peter Q. Blair

Peter Q. Blair

Assistant Professor of Education


Research interests: Applied microeconomic theory, including supply-side issues in higher education, the effects of occupational licensing on labor market discrimination, and the link between residential segregation and educational outcomes.

Deirdre Bloome

Deirdre Bloome

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2014.
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan.


Affiliated Scholar, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2019-2021.

Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar, 2017-2018.

Winner of the William Julius Wilson Early Career Award, American Sociological Association Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility, 2020.

Winner of the Distinguished Contributions to the Sociology of Population Award, American Sociological Association Section on Population, 2015.

Winner of the American Sociological Association Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, 2014, for "Racial Inequality Trends and the Intergenerational Persistence of Income and Family Structure,” American Sociological Review 79(6):1196-1225. 2014.

Lawrence D. Bobo

Lawrence D. Bobo

Dean of Social Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences


Research interests: Thw intersection of social inequality, politics, and race.