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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.

Jason Beckfield

Jason Beckfield

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.

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.


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.

James Biblarz

James Biblarz

PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy
Stone PhD Scholar in Inequality and Wealth Concentration
Justin Bloesch

Justin Bloesch

PhD student in Economics
Stone PhD Scholar in Inequality and Wealth Concentration
Deirdre Bloome

Deirdre Bloome

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


Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar, 2017-2018.

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.

Bart Bonikowski

Bart Bonikowski

Associate Professor of Sociology


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. 

George Borjas

George Borjas

Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy


Research interests: Labor economics, with a focus on immigration issues.