Graduate Student Affiliates

­­­The Center for the Study of Inequality fosters a small community of graduate students working on inequality-related topics by offering grant opportunities, hosting a biweekly discussion group, and inviting world-renowned inequality experts for guest lectures.

City and Regional Planning

Karina Acosta
Regional Economic Development, Poverty, Spatial Statistics, and Human Mobility
Sonia Ahmad
Adaptation Planning, Water, Institutional Reform, Equity, International Development
Erin Fenton
Water, Climate Resiliency, Equity, and Public Policy


Shruti Sannon
Privacy and Surveillance, Digital Labor, Inequality and Inclusive Technology Design, Human-Computer Interaction

Computer Science

 Abebe Rediet Abebe
Social and Information Networks, Economics and Computation


Matt Comey
Local Public Finance, Urban Economics, and Education Policy
Neelanjan Datta
Economic Theory, Public Finance, and Political Economy
Germán Reyes
Behavioral Economics, Public Economics, Development Economics, and Income Inequality


Trevor Brown
American politics, political economy, public policy, and economic and political inequality
Demicheli David DeMicheli
Comparative Politics, Ethnic and Identity Politics, Inequality, Political Economy of Development, Social Movements, Latin America
Vincent Mauro
Economic Inequality, Political Parties and Party Systems, Political Competition, Economic Development, and Social Policy
Pauliina Patana
Political Parties, Nationalism and Far-Right Politics, Voter Behavior, Political Economy, Redistribution and Social Welfare, the EU
Whitney_Taylor Whitney Taylor
Law and Courts, Social Movements, Human Rights, Conflict

Human Development

Michael Creim
Psychology and Law; Stigma, Prejudice, and Stereotypes; Intergroup Differences; Sense of Purpose in Life; Juror Decision Making; Judge and Juror Trial Biases; and Conceptions of Mens Rea

Industrial and Labor Relations

Tiffany Darabi
Social Entrepreneurship; Organizations as Social Actors; Calling and Occupational Alignment
Phoebe Strom
Gender & Race in the Workplace; Sexual Harassment; Quality of Work & Employee Interactions
Ling Tao
Organization, China Labor, Political Sociology, Cultural Sociology

Information Science

Fernando Delgado
Law and Technology, Applied Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence Policy
Lauren Kilgour
Information Technology Ethics, Law, and Policy; Digital Government; Human and Civil Rights; Criminal Justice Systems; Surveillance and Privacy
Palashi Vaghela
Feminist Science and Technology Studies; Gender and Technology; Digital Activism and Social Movements; Postcolonial Studies; ICT for Development and Humanitarian work; Information Technology Ethics, Law, and Policy; South Asian Studies; Anthropology
  Briana Vecchione
Computation; Financial, Economic, Social, and Political Inequality


Anthony Sangiuliano
Ethics, Legal and Political Philosophy, Constitutional Law, Discrimination Law

Policy Analysis and Management

René Crespin
Socioeconomic Inequality, Education, Social Welfare, and Immigration Policy
Michael Daly
Healthcare Disparities, Labor, Development
johnson_m Martha Johnson
Economic Mobility, Education and Social Welfare Policy, and Fiscal Federalism
ErinMcCauley Erin McCauley
Criminal Justice, Education, Intergenerational Disadvantage, Community Engaged Research
Tatiana Padilla
Intersectionality of Migration Experiences; Socioeconomic Outcomes Resulting from Changes in Legal Status; Consequences of U.S. Migration and Immigration Policy
parkerE Emily Parker
Social Policy, Health, Housing, Poverty, and Inequality


Mikaela Spruill
Social Justice, Socioeconomic Inequality, Racial Discrimination, Social Neuroscience
Stephanie Tepper
Racial and Economic Inequalities, Social Identity, Judgment and Decision Making, Intervention Research

Public Administration

Sarah Cartagena
Human Rights, Social Justice, Migration, Immigrant Rights
Elisabeth Lembo
Education, Rural Community Development, Social Justice, and Social Policy
Christine Mehta
Law and Courts, Policing, Drug Policy, Human Rights
Adam Terragnoli
Rural Education, Economic Development, and Social Policy
Mahrusah Zahin
International Development, Economic Inequality, Agri-Business, Labor Relations, and Human Rights


beardall_t Theresa Rocha Beardall
Inequality, Sociology of Law, Social Stratification, Race, Indigenous Studies
BrewB Bridget Brew
Inequality, Social Stratification, Race
 AlexCooperstock Alex Cooperstock
Education, Demography, Inequality, Stratification, Social Mobility, Poverty, Policy
doherty-bea_m Megan Doherty Bea
Economic Sociology, Sociology of Finance, Wealth and Inequality
Nan Feng
Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Social Networks
 fischer_j Jocelyn Fischer
Work And The Labor Market, Family, Gender, Policy
flores_m Malu Ramirez Flores
Inequality, Economic Development & Gender
AlyssaGoldman Alyssa Goldman
Social Networks, Sociology of Health, Social Stratification
 griffin Lauren Griffin
Gender, Family, Inequality
Wonjeong (Claire) Jeong
Inequality, inter- and intra-generational mobility, cross-national comparison, quantitative methods, and demography
liu_l Lisha Liu
Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Financial Sociology
 loy_l Loredana Loy
Collective Behavior and Social Change, Popular Culture and Social Change, Media and Public Opinion, Environmental Sociology, Animals & Society, Non-profit organizations
liu Yuanyuan Liu
Social Stratification and Inequality, Economic Sociology, Chinese Studies, Quantitative Methodology
lu Yuqi (Carl) Lu
Social Inequality, Stratification
YoselindaMendoza Yoselinda Mendoza
Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Education, Inequality
 MMingo Meaghan Mingo
Race, Policing, Criminal Justice System, Education, School Discipline, Inequality and Stratification
Molina_M Mario Molina
Social Norms, Economic Sociology, Networks, Social Institutions, Experiments
muniz Paul Muniz
Inequality, Social Stratification, Economic Sociology
Tianyao Qu
Social Networks, Economic Sociology, Media and Culture
Cody Arlie Reed
Social Stratification and Mobility
Benjamin Rosche
Social Networks, Social Simulation, Methodology and Statistics, Inequality Stratification and Mobility, Family Sociology
  Alexander Martin Ruch
Culture and Cognition, Social Networks, Computational Social Science, Social Movements, Organizations, Morality, Identity, Health, Medicine, Science, Technology, Food, Quantitative and Experimental Methods
sandusky_emily Emily Sandusky
Political Sociology, Community and Urban Sociology, and Culture
Juhwan Seo
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, Inequality, Gender and Sexuality, and Culture
Chance Smith
Social Movements, Race, Social Theory, and Mixed-Methodology
Jan Spieker
Social stratification, economic sociology, fiscal sociology, political economy, quantitative methods
  Xinwei Xu
Intergroup Relations, Social Networks, and Cultural Sociology
yi Youngmin (Min) Yi
Inequality, Social Stratification, Transition to Adulthood, Family, Social Policy
Haowen Zheng
Social Stratification and Demography